May 9, 2018 / 11:51 AM / 4 months ago

TSX rises 0.43 percent on energy lift

NEW YORK (Reuters) - - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 68.10 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,910.81 as oil prices rose in the wake of the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to quit a nuclear deal with Iran. [nL8N1SF6BK]

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 3.07 percent, or $2.12, to $71.18 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 3.22 percent, or $2.41, to $77.26. [O/R]

- The biggest contributor to the TSX gain/loss was Enbridge ENB.TO.xx with 13.2 net index points. Energy was the top sector contributor with 32.8 net points added to the index. 

- Leading the index were Maxar Technologies Ltd (MAXR.TO), up 14.3 percent, Spin Master Corp (TOY.TO), up 7.3 percent, and MEG Energy Corp (MEG.TO), higher by 7.2 percent.

- Lagging shares were Kinross Gold Corp (K.TO), down 11.4 percent, Paramount Resources Ltd (POU.TO), down 8.8 percent, and Alaris Royalty Corp (AD.TO), lower by 7.3 percent.

- On the TSX 121 issues advanced and 126 declined as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 248.8 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Spartan Energy Corp SPE.TO, Kinross Gold Corp (K.TO) and Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE.TO).

- The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 2.48 points, or 1.24 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.50 points, or 0.5 percent.

- The TSX is off 1.8 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak

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