Canadian stocks experienced a slight increase mid-trading on Wednesday, although they were down from their morning highs. Most sectors saw gains, with distribution services, health services, and consumer services leading the way. However, a few sectors, including process industries, commercial services, and utilities, experienced declines. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose by 0.12% to 20996.31, while the blue-chip S&P/TSX 60 saw a 0.13% increase to 1268.68.

Key Market Movers

Africa Oil

Africa Oil shares saw significant growth of 6.7% to reach 2.54 Canadian dollars (US$1.90). This increase came after the company announced its investee had signed a farmout agreement with a subsidiary of TotalEnergies for a share in offshore Namibia interests.

Elevation Gold Mining

On the other hand, Elevation Gold Mining experienced a decline of 14%, falling to C$0.09. This decline was attributed to lower gold production in the fourth quarter, which was caused by issues at the company's crushing plant.

Taseko Mines

Taseko Mines reported better-than-expected full-year copper output, thanks to strong fourth-quarter production in British Columbia. As a result, their shares increased by 9.3% to C$2.00.

Remember, it's always wise to consult with a financial advisor before making any investment decisions.

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