Canada’s main stock index hit a seven-month high by closing up slightly as oil prices rose to their highest level since November.

The S&P/TSX composite index gained 11.14 points to 16,407.29.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 83.97 points at 26,341.02. The S&P 500 index was up 3.03 points at 2,895.77, while the Nasdaq composite was up 15.19 points at 7,953.88.

The Canadian dollar traded at an average of US75.05¢ compared with an average of US74.70¢ on Friday.

The May crude contract was up US$1.32 at US$64.40 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was up 4.4¢ at US$2.71 per mmBTU.

The June gold contract was up US$6.30 at US$1,301.90 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 3.75¢ at US$2.93 a pound.