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CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures lower as gold prices drop

Sept 10 (Reuters) - Futures for Canada's main stock index edged lower on Tuesday, weighed down by a drop in gold prices.

September futures on the S&P/TSX index were down 0.24% at 7:00 a.m. ET.

Canada's annualized housing starts data for August is due at 8:15 a.m. ET and building permits data for July is expected at 8:30 a.m. ET.

The Toronto Stock Exchange S&P/TSX composite index fell 0.24% to 16,495.09 on Monday.

Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini futures were down 0.08% at 7:00 a.m. ET, while S&P 500 e-mini futures dropped 0.05% and Nasdaq 100 e-mini futures fell 0.05%.



TOP STORIES

Shopify Inc said on Monday it would buy warehouse technology provider 6 River Systems Inc for about $450 million, as it looks to accelerate growth of its fulfillment network.

Suncor Energy Inc, Canada's second-largest oil sands producer, will invest C$1.4 billion to install two cogeneration units at its Oil Sands Base Plant, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, the company said on Monday.

Northland Power Inc said on Monday it would buy most of Colombian utility Empresa de Energia de Boyaca in a deal valued at C$1.05 billion, including debt.



ANALYST RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

Enghouse Systems Ltd: CIBC raises target price to C$43 from C$41.50

Torex Gold Resources Inc: Scotiabank raises target price to C$23 from C$19

Toronto-Dominion Bank: Citigroup cuts target price to C$82 from C$90



COMMODITIES AT 7:00 a.m. ET

Gold futures: $1495.6; -0.59%

US crude: $58.26; +0.71%

Brent crude: $62.99; +0.64%


U.S. ECONOMIC DATA DUE ON TUESDAY

1000 JOLTS job openings for July: Expected 7.311 mln; Prior 7.348 mln


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Canadian markets directory ($1=C$1.32) (Reporting by Pathikrit Bandyopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)