Stocks in Toronto managed to salvage some dignity out of a rough (albeit short) week, with tech and consumer issues pushing Friday’s totals appreciably higher.
The TSX gained 146.23 points to close Friday at 19,920.31. On the week, though, the index still dropped 430 points, or 2.1%.
The Canadian dollar nicked higher 0.18 cents to 73.46 cents U.S.
Tech stocks proved champion among subgroups, as Celestica roared ahead $1.64, or 10.3%, to $17.51, while HUT 8 Mining spiked 18 cents, or 7.1%, to $2.70.
In consumer discretionary issues, Gildan Activewear tacked on 80 cents, or 2.1%, to $38.69, while Dollarama triumphed $1.65, or 2%, to $83.84.
Financials also moved ahead, with Fairfax Financial grabbing $28.92, or 3%, to $991.42, while CI Financial jumped 34 cents, or 2.7%, to $13.18.
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