August 15, 2018 / 11:35 AM / in 3 months

TSX falls 1.12 percent; worst day since June

People attend a market open ceremony for the Toronto Stock Exchange at the TSX Broadcast Centre in Toronto June 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 182.17 points, or 1.12 percent, to 16,148.50, posting its biggest daily percentage decline since June.

* Leading the index were Canopy Growth Corp, up 31.3 percent, Aphria Inc, up 20.5 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc, higher by 19.5 percent.

* Lagging shares were Hudbay Minerals Inc, down 8.4 percent, IAMGOLD Corp, down 8.2 percent, and MAG Silver Corp, lower by 8.1 percent.

* On the TSX 67 issues advanced and 176 declined as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 25 new lows, with total volume of 284.0 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group fell 7.46 points, or 3.72 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.95 points, or -0.31 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 3.22 percent, or $2.16, to $64.88 a barrel. Brent crude fell 2.39 percent, or $1.73, to $70.73 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 0.4 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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