S&P/TSX composite down in early trading, U.S. stock markets mixed

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TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index was down in early trading as gains in the energy sector were not enough to offset a broad-based decline on the Toronto Stock Exchange, while U.S. stock markets were mixed.

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The S&P/TSX composite index was down 26.70 points at 19,143.86.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 53.90 points at 33,927.67. The S&P 500 index was up 0.11 of a point at 4,187.73, while the Nasdaq composite was up 20.09 points at 14,158.87.

The Canadian dollar traded for 80.58 cents US compared with 80.57 cents US on Monday.

The June crude contract was up 53 cents at US$62.44 per barrel and the June natural gas contract was up four cents at US$2.91 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$4.90 at US$1,785.00 an ounce and the May copper contract was up four cents at US$4.48 a pound.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 27, 2021.

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