* TSX up 12.36 points, or 0.08 percent, to 14,578.62
* Seven of the TSX's 10 main groups move lower
TORONTO Oct 11 Canada's main stock index moved
slightly higher on Tuesday, helped by strong gains for energy
shares catching up to higher oil prices while gold miners
weighed with cheaper bullion.
At 10:06 a.m. EDT (1406 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX composite index had gained 12.36 points, or
0.08 percent, to 14,578.62. The exchange was closed on Monday,
when the price of Brent oil hit its highest in a year.
The energy group climbed 1.1 percent, and the index's most
influential movers included Suncor Energy, which rose 1
percent to C$37.25, and Cenovus Energy Inc, which
advanced 2.2 percent to C$20.22.
U.S. crude prices were down 0.5 percent to $51.09 a
barrel, while Brent lost 0.5 percent to $52.87.
The materials group, which includes precious and base metals
miners and fertilizer companies, lost 1 percent.
Barrick Gold Corp lost 2.3 percent to C$20.43, as
the prospect of a December U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate
hike weighed on gold prices.
Teck Resources Ltd advanced 4.1 percent to
C$24.19. The company owns a 22.5 percent stake in one of Peru's
top copper and zinc mines, which is planning to double its zinc
output next year.
Shares in online gambling company Amaya Inc fell
5.1 percent to C$22.21 after surging late last week on
confirmation the company is in talks to merge with William Hill
Seven of the index's 10 main groups were lower, with
decliners slightly outnumbering gainers overall.
(Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)