December 11, 2018 / 12:43 PM / in a month

TSX falls 0.41 percent, energy and financials weigh

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as weakness in financial and energy shares offset gains in the materials sector. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 60.45 points, or 0.41 percent, to 14,667.83.

Leading the index were Nuvista Energy Ltd , up 10.7 percent, Aphria Inc , up 8.9 percent, and Trican Well Service Ltd  , higher by 6.7 percent.

Lagging shares were Maxar Technologies Ltd , down 6.9 percent, WestJet Airlines Ltd, down 5.4 percent, and Baytex Energy Corp, lower by 3.9 percent.

On the TSX 94 issues rose and 145 fell as a 0.6-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 27 new lows, with total volume of 275.2 million shares.

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

The TSX’s energy group  fell 2.17 points, or 1.48 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.91 points, or 0.69 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.41 percent, or $0.72, to $51.72 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.5 percent, or $0.3, to $60.27 [O/R]

The TSX is off 9.5 percent for the year.

Reporting by Noel Randewich

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