CANADA STOCKS-TSX turns negative on profit-taking in oils

Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:04pm EST
 
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 TORONTO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index
slipped into negative territory early on Thursday afternoon as
investors took profits in energy and gold-mining stocks after
healthy recent gains in those groups.
 The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE was down 0.82 of a point at 13,955.37.
 The index's materials group, home to miners, was down 1.41
percent, while the energy group was down 0.9 percent. Oil and
gas stocks had advanced in eight of the previous nine sessions
due to the upheaval in North Africa.
 (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Peter Galloway)