December 7, 2018 / 12:43 PM / 8 days ago

TSX falls 0.95 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 141.87 points, or 0.95 percent, to 14,795.13.

* Lagging shares were Aphria Inc , down 8.2 percent, Shopify Inc, down 6.9 percent, and Canada Goose Holdings Inc, lower by 6.9 percent.

* Leading the index were Eldorado Gold Corp , up 9.2 percent, New Gold Inc , up 8.6 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc , higher by 7.8 percent.

* On the TSX 81 issues rose and 156 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were eight new highs and 17 new lows, with total volume of 310 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.6 points, or 1.09 percent, while the financials sector slipped 2.88 points, or 1.02 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.92 percent, or $0.99, to $52.48 a barrel. Brent crude rose 2.51 percent, or $1.51, to $61.57.

* The TSX is off 8.7 percent for the year.

Reporting by April Joyner

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