CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends little changed ahead of US earnings

Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:14pm EDT
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TORONTO, July 12 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index closed marginally lower on Monday, flattening out as wary investors sat on their hands, bracing for any surprises that may come as the U.S. earnings season starts.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 5.61 points, or 0.05 percent, at a provisional close of 11,564.84. Six of the index's 10 sectors were lower.

The index spent the day in a narrow range as investors looked ahead to second-quarter earnings results from U.S. companies, with Alcoa Inc AA.N reporting after the bell. A weak run of economic data has raised speculation the economic recovery may be losing momentum. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)