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CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher, energy leads as Cenovus soars

TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, led by energy stocks as Cenovus Energy Inc soared after saying asset sales may exceed its target, while a string of gold miners and others also gained on positive earnings surprises.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 19.97 points, or 0.13 percent, at 15,191.36. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chris Reese)