Oct 24 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Thursday as gains in shares of gold miners and a string of positive earnings helped offset a drop in Husky Energy following disappointing results.
* At 9:55 a.m. ET (13:55 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 67.37 points, or 0.41%, at 16,403.3.
* Better-than-expected results from Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd, Teck Resources Ltd and Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd pushed their shares between 1% and 3.5% higher.
* Ten of the index’s 11 major sectors gained, with the materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners, leading the rally on the back of higher gold prices.
* The energy sector made the smallest gains, up 0.1%, as higher oil prices were offset by a 4% slump in shares of Husky Energy Inc after it reported a 50% drop in quarterly profit.
* The financials sector gained 0.2%, while the industrials sector rose 0.9%.
* On the TSX, 157 issues were higher, while 70 issues declined for a 2.24-to-1 ratio favouring gainers, with 15.34 million shares traded.
* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Mullen Group Ltd, up 8.9%, and Agnico Eagle Mines, up 4.6%.
* Firstservice Crp fell 3.1%, the most on the TSX.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Coro Mining Corp, Royal Bank of Canada, and Bank Of Montreal.
* The TSX posted three new 52-week highs and no new lows.
* Across all Canadian issues there were 15 new 52-week highs and five new lows, with total volume of 24.07 million shares. (Reporting by Agamoni Ghosh; Editing by Aditya Soni)