August 17, 2018 / 11:47 AM / 3 months ago

TSX rises 0.60 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 rose 98.06 points, or 0.60 percent, to 16,323.71.

* Leading the index were Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO), up 8.6 percent, Precision Drilling Corp (PD.TO), up 4.1 percent, and Alacer Gold Corp (ASR.TO) , higher by 4.1 percent.

* Lagging shares were Kinaxis Inc (KXS.TO), down 4.0 percent, Maxar Technologies Ltd (MAXR.TO), down 3.0 percent, and Great Canadian Gaming Corp (GC.TO), lower by 2.7 percent.

* On the TSX 168 issues advanced and 72 declined as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 11 new highs and 8 new lows, with total volume of 173.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 1.16 points, or 0.60 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.74 points, or 0.56 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.6 percent, or $0.39, to $65.85 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.45 percent, or $0.32, to $71.75 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 0.7 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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