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Canadian stocks poised for modest gains in 2015 as oil drags TORONTO: Canadian stocks will make slim gains through to the end of 2015, with cheap crude oil expected to continue squeezing the energy sector in the coming months, a Reuters poll found.The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index will crawl to 14,960, by the middle of this year, little changed from Monday's close of 14,908.39, according to the poll.The median forecast of 23 analysts and strategists polled over the last week showed the TSX will rise a moderate 2 percent to 15,200 by the end of 2015 as commodity prices head for recovery.Canada has lagged other major stock markets this year, rising just 2 percent after a 2014 run that saw it hit a record high of 15,685.13 in September.Median expectations have improved since the last poll was taken in December, with a number of analysts expecting crude prices to trough around mid-year before picking up. Others forecast a longer ...

Wall Street sees lower stock market gains due to rate worries NEW YORK: US stocks are forecast to post more modest gains this year than in 2014 as rising interest rates and a firmer dollar partly offset strong economic growth, a Reuters poll found.The S&P 500 will rise to 2,200 by Dec. 31, according to the median forecast of more than 40 strategists polled by Reuters in the past week.The year-end target, the same as in a December poll, would represent a 5 percent gain from ...
Wall St dips after rally; indexes set for quarterly gain NEW YORK: US stock fell on Tuesday in a modest retreat from the previous session's sharp rally, though major indexes remained on track for a positive first quarter and the S&P 500 was set for its ninth straight quarterly rise.Energy shares will be in focus as crude oil fell 1.4 percent to $48 per barrel, sending the S&P Energy index down 1 percent and Exxon Mobil Corp down 1.1 percent to $84.73. Oil is set ...
Bank, Catamaran shares drive TSX higher TORONTO: Canada's main stock index climbed on Monday, supported by advances in the financial sector and a jump in Catamaran Corp after UnitedHealth Group Inc agreed to buy the pharmacy benefit manager. .Catamaran's shares shot up 25 percent to C$76.05, helping drive a 7 percent gain in the healthcare sector.Recent economic data and comments from executives raised expectations that China might undertake more monetary easing measures. While global equity markets benefited from those hopes, some ...
Stocks gain on merger activity, dollar rises NEW YORK: The dollar rose and global equity markets surged on Monday on merger and acquisition activity among drugmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high on an ambitious government plan to create a modern Silk Road.A spate of deals lifted the Dow and major indexes in Europe more than 1 percent as the dollar gained versus other currencies on the view the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates ...
US stocks jump on UnitedHealth deal NEW YORK: US stocks jumped Monday in early trade helped by news that Dow member UnitedHealth would pay $12.8 billion for rival pharmacy-benefit manager Catamaran.About 35 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,972.64, up 259.98 points (1.47 percent).The broad-based S&P 500 surged 20.16 (0.98 percent) to 2,081.18, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 38.82 (0.79 percent) to 4,930.04.Catamaran jumped 24.1 percent to $61.20 after UnitedHealth announced it would buy the ...
TSX opens higher as energy, Catamaran shares gain TORONTO: Canada's main stock index opened higher on Monday, supported by gains in the energy sector after oil prices rose and a jump in Catamaran Corp after UnitedHealth Group Inc agreed to buy the pharmacy-benefit manager..The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 46.80 points, or 0.32 percent, at 14,859.22 shortly after the open.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...


Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,976.31 1.49
Arrow Nasdaq 4,947.44 1.15
Arrow S&P 2,081.24 1.22
Arrow FTSE 6,891.43 0.53
Arrow DAX 12,086.01 1.83
Arrow CAC-40 5,083.52 0.98
Arrow Nikkei 19,411.40 0.65
Arrow H.Seng 24,855.12 1.51
Arrow Sensex 27,975.68 1.88

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