TSX gains on Valeant stocks, offsets energy firm declines

TSX gains on Valeant stocks, offsets energy firm declines

TSX gains on Valeant stocks, offsets energy firm declines Another bumpy day for oil prices, punishing energy stocks, has been offset by gains in the healthcare sector driven by a 2 per cent rise in Valeant Pharmaceuticals stocks. Even data showing that Canada’s current account has the largest deficit in a year (again due to lower oil prices) was not enough to stop the Toronto Stock Exchange ending in positive numbers.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index closed up 29.71 (0.20 per cent)

The NYSE closed higher

Oil is trending higher (Brent $59.89, WTI $49.75 at 4.20pm)

Gold is trending higher

The loonie is valued at U$0.79752 at 4.20pm

 

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