August 2, 2018 / 11:31 AM / 2 months ago

TSX rises 0.20 percent

(Reuters) - - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 32.39 points, or 0.20 percent, to 16,409.16.

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

- Leading the index were Gildan Activewear Inc, up 21.6 percent, Norbord Inc, up 9 percent, and Seven Generations Energy Ltd , higher by 8.1 percent.

- Lagging shares were Kinross Gold Corp, down 4.1 percent, IGM Financial Inc, down 3.9 percent, and Torex Gold Resources Inc, lower by 3.8 percent.

- On the TSX 128 issues advanced and 111 declined as a 1.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 6 new lows, with total volume of 177.5 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc, Aurora Cannabis Inc and Gildan Activewear Inc.

- The TSX’s energy group fell 1.13 points, or 0.55 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.55 points, or -0.18 percent.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.92 percent, or $1.3, to $68.96 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.37 percent, or $0.99, to $73.38 [O/R]

- The TSX is up 1.2 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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