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* TSX up 7.78 points, or 0.05 percent, to 15,923.46
* Seven of the TSX’s 10 main groups move higher
* Decliners slightly outnumber advancers overall
TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index turnedhigher on Wednesday as banks and industrial stocks rose,offsetting a slump in department store operator Hudson’s Bay Coafter it reported a deeper-than-expected loss. Energystocks fell with lower oil prices.
* At 10:05 a.m. ET (1505 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’sS&P/TSX composite index was up 7.78 points, or 0.05percent, to 15,923.46.
* Seven of its 10 main groups were higher, althoughdecliners slightly outnumbered advancers overall.
* The heavyweight financial group gained 0.2 percent,industrials rose 0.4 percent, and the materials group, whichincludes precious and base metals miners and fertilizercompanies, added 0.2 percent.
* Westjet Airlines Ltd rose 1.0 percent to C$26.65after announcing a joint venture with Delta Air Lines toboost trans-border flights. It said it expects to nearly doubleits fleet by 2020 to meet growing passenger traffic.
* Hudson’s Bay Co was down 15 percent to C$10.12,on track for its sharpest one-day fall ever, after the dismalquarterly performance. The owner of the Saks Fifth Avenue luxuryretailer said the loss was due to lower traffic, steep discountsand the effects of the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and PuertoRico.
* The energy group retreated 0.9 percent, while U.S. crudeprices fell 1.7 percent to $56.67 a barrel and Brentlost 1.4 percent to $61.97.
* Dollarama Inc fell 7.0 percent to C$142.21despite the discount store chain’s third quarter profit toppingestimates, as comparable store sales missed estimates.
* Rogers Communications Inc rose 1.1 percent toC$66.12 after reports it is considering the sale of the BlueJays baseball team and its stake in Cogeco Inc.
(Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Dan Grebler)