Canadian equities are moving higher at midday, as the healthcare and consumer discretionary sectors are pushing the benchmark index forward. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is up 0.2% as 8 of 11 sectors are climbing thus far today.
In corporate news, Restaurant Brands International (QSR) is advancing 1.8% as the company was upgraded to Top Pick at UBS. Ensign Energy Services Inc. (ESI) is 1.5% lower as the company was downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James. Cineplex Inc. (CGX) is declining 3.4% amid industry-wide weakness.