Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 70.95 points to 15,204.08.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 38.07 points to 21,930.50.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 11.48 points to 2,469.07.The Nasdaq composite index was up 51.04 points to 6,419.35.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.88 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 79.33 cents US.