Bay Street stocks were little changed at open as gauges of most sectors were stuck in the mud, resulting in a modest gain for Toronto's main index.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 13.20 points or 0.11 percent to 12,050.79.
In the oil patch, Niko Resources (NKO.TO) rose close to 3 percent. Suncor Energy (SU.TO) and MEG Energy (MEG.TO) were up around 1 percent each.
In the base-metals space, Inmet Mining (IMN.TO) rose close to 2 percent, while Teck Resources (TCK_B.TO) adding 1 percent.
Among gold plays, Centerra Gold (CG.TO) gained close to 4 percent and Detour Gold (DGC.TO) added over 1 percent. Meanwhile, Royal Gold (RGL.TO) shed close to 2 percent.
Smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM.TO) slipped nearly 2 percent amid reports that the company is in talks to hire a financial adviser to help it weigh its strategic options.
by RTT Staff Writer
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