(Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday as gains in shares of gold miners and a string of positive earnings helped offset a drop in Husky Energy following disappointing results.
* At 9:55 a.m. ET (13:55 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 67.37 points, or 0.41%, at 16,403.3.
* Ten of the index’s 11 major sectors gained, with the materials sector .GSPTTMT, which includes precious and base metals miners, leading the rally on the back of higher gold prices.
* The energy sector .SPTTEN made the smallest gains, up 0.1%, as higher oil prices were offset by a 4% slump in shares of Husky Energy Inc (HSE.TO) after it reported a 50% drop in quarterly profit.
* The financials sector .SPTTFS gained 0.2%, while the industrials sector .GSPTTIN rose 0.9%.
* On the TSX, 157 issues were higher, while 70 issues declined for a 2.24-to-1 ratio favoring gainers, with 15.34 million shares traded.
* Firstservice Crp (FSV.TO) fell 3.1%, the most on the TSX.
* The TSX posted three new 52-week highs and no new lows.
* Across all Canadian issues there were 15 new 52-week highs and five new lows, with total volume of 24.07 million shares.
Reporting by Agamoni Ghosh; Editing by Aditya Soni