TSX Finishes with Gains on Day, Week

(CORRECTS TSX GAIN ON DAY OF 13.98 POINTS)

Stocks in Canada’s largest centre eked out gains to close a successful week, powered by momentum in health-care and tech stocks.

The TSX gained 13.98 points to conclude Friday at 20,714.48. The index registered in the plus column 211.78 points, or 1%.

The Canadian dollar improved 0.29 cents at 75.11 cents U.S.

Cannabis plays made their way up, with Canopy Growth, well, growing 24 cents, or 6.5%, to $3.92, while Tilray moved up 21 cents, or 5.1%, to $4.30.

Among tech stocks, Lightspeed Commerce jumped $1.56, or 6.8%, to $24.43, while HUT 8 Mining gathered 13 cents, or 5.2%, to $2.63.

In energy, Athabasca Oil picked up 15 cents, or 6%, to $2.67, while MEG Energy added 96 cents, or 4.6%, to $21.65.

Gold weighed most heavily on the market, as Equinox Gold ditched 27 cents, or 4.3%, to $6.07, while Sandstorm … Read more

January Jobs Numbers Due Next Week

Monday

U.S.

Featured Earnings

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) (Q4) Reported EPS of $3.28, compared to $2.79 in the prior-year quarter.

Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE: BEN) (Q1) Reported EPS of 54 cents, compared to $1.08 in the prior-year quarter.

Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY) (Q3) Reported EPS for gain of 77 cents, compared to a loss of 48 cents in the prior-year quarter.

Canada

Featured Earnings

Chakana Copper Corp. (T.PERU) (Q2) Reported EPS of loss of one cent, identical to the prior-year quarter.

Flow Beverage Corp. (T:FLOW) (Q4) Reported EPS for loss of 14 cents, compared to loss of 16 cents in the prior-year quarter.

High Tide Inc. (T.HITI) (Q4) Reported EPS for loss of five cents, compared to loss of seven cents in the prior-year quarter.

Tuesday

U.S.

Economic Lookahead

Employment cost index (Q4)

S&P Case-Shiller home price index (Nov.)

FHFA home price index (Nov.)

Consumer confidence index (Jan.)… Read more