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TSX Flat At Open Tuesday

4/17/2012 9:58 AM ET

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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