September 18, 2019 / 11:28 AM / a month ago

TSX falls  0.20 percent to 16,800.29

FILE PHOTO: Businessmen pass the Toronto Stock Exchange sing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls  0.20 percent to 16,800.29.

Leading the index were West Fraser Timber Co Ltd (WFT.TO), up 5.4 percent, Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), up 2.7 percent, and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc (SNC.TO), higher by 2.6 percent.

Lagging shares were Ensign Energy Services Inc (ESI.TO), down 10.2 percent, Birchcliff Energy Ltd (BIR.TO), down 6.2 percent, and Precision Drilling Corp (PD.TO), lower by 4.7 percent.

On the TSX 84 issues rose and 150 fell as a 0.6-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 8 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 230.8 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp (ECA.TO), Kinross Gold Corp (K.TO) and Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG.TO).

The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 2.17 points, or 1.5 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.61 points, or 0.2 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 2.11 percent, or $1.25, to $58.09 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  fell 1.63 percent, or $1.05, to $63.5 [O/R]

The TSX is up 17.3 percent for the year.

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