May 15, 2018 / 11:43 AM / 2 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures higher as oil prices climb

May 15 (Reuters) - Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada's main stock index on Tuesday, as oil prices hit a 3-1/2-year high, buoyed by tight supply and looming U.S. sanctions against Iran.

June futures on the S&P TSX index were up 0.23 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX rose 102.29 points, or 0.64 percent, to 16,085.61.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.23 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures fell 0.14 percent and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures were 0.2 percent lower.

(Morning News Call newsletter link.reuters.com/nex49s; The Day Ahead newsletter link.reuters.com/mex49s)

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COMMODITIES AT 7:15 a.m. ET

Gold futures: $1,307.1; -0.84 pct

US crude: $71.6; 0.90 pct

Brent crude: $79.12; 1.14 pct

LME 3-month copper: $6876.5; -0.12 pct

ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

• Air Canada: JP Morgan raises rating to overweight from neutral.

• Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc: Mizuho raises rating to buy from neutral.

U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON TUESDAY

0830 NY Fed Manufacturing for May: Expected 15.00; Prior 15.80

0830 Retail sales ex-autos mm for Apr: Expected 0.5 pct; Prior 0.2 pct

0830 Retail sales mm for Apr: Expected 0.3 pct; Prior 0.6 pct

0830 Retail ex gas/autos for Apr: Prior 0.3 pct

0830 Retail control for Apr: Expected 0.4 pct; Prior 0.4 pct

1000 Business inventories mm for Mar: Expected 0.1 pct; Prior 0.6 pct

1000 NAHB Housing Market Index for May: Expected 69 ; Prior 69

1600 Net L-T flows exswaps for Mar: Prior $49.0 bln

1600 Foreign buying, T-bonds for Mar: Prior $43.2 bln

1600 Overall net capital flows for Mar: Prior $44.7 bln

1600 Net L-T flows, including swaps for Mar: Prior $35.8 bln

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$1= C$1.28 Reporting by Benny Thomas in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr

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