Toronto Stocks Rise; Brookfield Shares Rise on Real-Estate Partnership

09/23/2021 | 12:35pm

By Matt Grossman

Toronto-traded stocks were mostly higher in midday trading Thursday, boosting the S&P/TSX Composite Index by 75.75 points.

Canada's S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 0.4% to 20477.24, while the blue-chip S&P/TSX 60 rose 0.4% to 1225.05.

Shares of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. gained 0.6% around midday to 71.39 Canadian dollars a share. Earlier Thursday, Brookfield said it was entering a US$1 billion partnership with Elion Partners, a real-estate investment firm. The deal will give Brookfield's logistics presence in core markets a boost, Brookfield said.

WELL Health Technologies Corp. declined 1.2% on Thursday around midday to C$7.55. The company Thursday morning laid out plans to acquire Aware MD, a company that makes medical software, for C$4.5 million, or about US$3.5 million.

Write to Matt Grossman at matt.grossman@wsj.com

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

09-23-21 1234ET

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