June 20, 2018 / 11:36 AM / 3 months ago

TSX rises 0.64 pct, helped by energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 104.42 points, or 0.64 percent, to 16,420.95.

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

* The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Toronto Dominion Bank, while the energy sector provided the biggest boost.

* Leading the index were Canopy Growth Corp , up 6.7 percent, MEG Energy Corp , up 6.4 percent, and Bombardier Inc , up by 5.5 percent.

* Lagging shares were Great Canadian Gaming Corp , down 10.9 percent, Canada Goose Holdings Inc, down 5.0 percent, and Transcontinental Inc, lower by 3.9 percent.

* On the TSX 144 issues advanced and 95 declined as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 22 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 214.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Canopy Growth Corp  and Bombardier Inc.

* The TSX’s energy sector  rose 2.75 points, or 1.41 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.49 points, or 0.49 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.29 percent, or $0.84, to $65.91 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.96 percent, or $0.72, to $74.36.

* The TSX is up 1.3 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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