May 4, 2018 / 11:31 AM / 6 months ago

TSX rises, energy sector leads

(Reuters) -

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as weakness in financial and energy shares offset gains in the materials sector. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

- The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 107.93 points, or 0.69 percent, to 15729.4.

- The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Canadian National Railway with 11.68 net index points. Energy  was the top sector contributor with 33.38 net points. 

- Leading the index were Martinrea International Inc, up 10.2 percent, Pason Systems Inc, up 9.4 percent, and Nevsun Resources Ltd, higher by 8.8 percent.

- Lagging shares were Gildan Activewear Inc, down 5.2 percent, Altus Group Ltd, down 4.0 percent, and Enerflex Ltd, lower by 4.0 percent.

- On the TSX 169 issues advanced and 74 declined as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 180.6 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Baytex Energy Corp, Bombardier Inc and Manulife Financial Corp.

- The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.32 points, or 0.67 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.09 points, or 0.37 percent.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.94 percent, or $1.33, to $69.77 a barrel [O/R]

- The TSX is off 3 percent for the year.

Editing by Alden Bentley

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