Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 26.81 points to 15,271.52.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 8.42 points to 21,632.33.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 3.09 of a point to 2,476.92.The Nasdaq composite index was up 9.63 points to 6,394.68.The Canadian dollar was trading at 79.56 cents US, up from Wednesday’s average price of 79.40 cents US.