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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises early as banks gain; materials stocks weigh

TORONTO, April 24 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Monday, helped by gains for its heavyweight financials sector, while gold miners and other materials stocks weighed.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 79.34 points, or 0.51 percent, at 15,693.82 shortly after the open. Seven of its 10 main group rose/fell. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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