December 3, 2018 / 12:54 PM / 15 days ago

TSX rises 0.51 percent after U.S.-China trade truce

FILE PHOTO: Passersby watch the performance of stocks on a financial news television screen in the business district of Toronto, Canada, January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 77.16 points, or 0.51 percent, to 15,274.98 in the wake of the trade truce between the United States and China.

* Leading the index were Cenovus Energy Inc , up 11.9 percent, First Quantum Minerals Ltd , up 11.4 percent, and Lundin Mining Corp , higher by 11.1 percent.

* Lagging shares were Aphria Inc , down 27.7 percent on a joint short-seller report , Gibson Energy Inc, down 7.5 percent, and BRP Inc, lower by 6.0 percent.

* On the TSX 149 issues rose and 94 fell as a 1.6-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 2 new highs and 8 new lows, with total volume of 294.1 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 5.87 points, or 3.95 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.59 points, or 0.2 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 4.48 percent, or $2.28, to $53.2 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 4.25 percent, or $2.52, to $61.99

* The TSX is off 5.8 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak

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