July 6, 2018 / 11:31 AM / 3 months ago

TSX rises 0.65 percent with energy boost

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 105.17 points, or 0.65 percent, to 16,371.78.

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 Canadian Natural Resources with 9.5 net index points. Energy was the top sector contributor. 

* The leading percentage gainers were Transcontinental Inc , up 5.5 percent, Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp , up 4.2 percent, and Cenovus Energy Inc  , higher by 4.1 percent.

* Lagging shares were Centerra Gold Inc , down 6.0 percent, New Gold Inc, down 3.5 percent, and Intertape Polymer Group Inc, lower by 2.3 percent.

* On the TSX 156 issues advanced and 86 declined as a 1.8-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 141.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Aurora Cannabis Inc  and Cenovus Energy Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 2.88 points, or 1.41 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.25 points, or 0.42 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.21 percent, or $0.88, to $73.82 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.41 percent, or $0.32, to $77.07 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 1 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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