TORONTO, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) — Canadian main stock market edged up on Friday due to gains in the energy and materials sectors.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s benchmark Standard & Poor’s/TSX Composite Index rose 12.15 points, or 0.08 percent, to end the day 16,013.01 points.

The Canadian dollar added 0.46 cents at 0.7606 U.S. dollar.

On the stock, a total of 137 issues rose while 94 fell. There were 12 new highs and two new lows, with total volume of 222.6 million shares.

The energy group rose 0.51 points, or 0.3 percent while the financial sector slipped 0.11 points, or 0.04 percent.

BlackBerry moved ahead 26 cents to 11.33 Canadian dollars while Shopify strengthened 4.52 dollars to 240.68 Canadian dollars.

Magna International rose 3.1 percent to 71.62 Canadian dollars while Gildan Activewear jumped 2.5 percent to 46.00 Canadian dollars.

Among materials stocks, Agnico Eagle Mines took on 9 cents to 57.27 Canadian dollars.

In health-care stocks, Canopy Growth lost 72 cents to 58.69 Canadian dollars while Aurora Cannabis shed 16 cents to 9.14 Canadian dollars.


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