April 12, 2018 / 11:39 AM / 10 days ago

TSX edges up as energy stocks, Shaw Communications gain

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index closed slightly higher on Thursday as Shaw Communications’ shares gained on better-than-expected quarterly results and higher commodity prices, due to geopolitical concerns, boosted the shares of energy firms.

The Toronto Stock Exchange sign is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 11.37 points, or 0.07 percent, at 15,269.27.

* The TSX’s energy group rose by 0.5 percent.

* Seven of the index’s 10 main industry groups ended higher.

* U.S. crude prices were up 0.5 percent to $67.13 a barrel, while Brent crude added 0.1 percent to $72.11.

* Gold futures fell 1.6 percent to $1,334.60 an ounce.

* The TSX posted four new 52-week highs and six new lows.

* The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was Shaw Communications, which gained 10 percent.

* The biggest percentage loser was Pretium Resources, which fell 9 percent.

Reporting by Matt Scuffham, editing by G Crosse

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