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TSX falls 0.55 percent

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE fell 90.47 points, or 0.55 percent, to 16,326.51.

* Leading the index were Pretium Resources Inc (PVG.TO), up 19.4 percent, Enerflex Ltd (EFX.TO), up 9.4 percent, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Inc (RBA.TO), higher by 8.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Nuvista Energy Ltd (NVA.TO), down 10.7 percent, Uni-Select Inc (UNS.TO), down 6.6 percent, and Bausch Health Companies Inc (BHC.TO), lower by 5.3 percent.

* On the TSX 78 issues advanced and 162 declined as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 9 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 181.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) and Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.22 points, or 0.11 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 1.81 points, or 0.59 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 1.35 percent, or $0.9, to $67.71 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 1.17 percent, or $0.84, to $72.91 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 0.7 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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