CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips in early trade as BMO weighs

Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:42am EST
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TORONTO Dec 17 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index edged lower shortly after the open on Friday as shares of Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO: Quote) skidded after it said it would a U.S. regional bank for $4.1 billion. [ID:nN1744360]

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 4.20 points to 13,177.03 at the open. It briefly turned positive before retreating again. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)