December 6, 2018 / 1:01 PM / 10 days ago

TSX falls 1.62 percent

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 245.64 points, or 1.62 percent, to 14,937.00.

* Lagging shares were Dollarama Inc , down 11.8 percent, Canada Goose Holdings Inc, down 8.5 percent, and Cenovus Energy Inc, lower by 7.7 percent.

* Leading the index were Aphria Inc , up 51.0 percent, Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 13.5 percent, and Canopy Growth Corp , higher by 7.6 percent.

* On the TSX 81 issues rose and 161 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were two new highs and 50 new lows, with total volume of 358.4 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 8.37 points, or 5.40 percent, while the financials sector slipped 4.92 points, or 1.71 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.31 percent, or $1.22, to $51.67 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 2.16 percent, or $1.33, to $60.23

* The TSX is off 7.8 percent for the year.

Reporting by April Joyner

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