December 20, 2019 / 12:54 PM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.32% to 17,118.93

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

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises  0.32 percent to 17,118.93 

* Leading the index were BlackBerry Ltd , up 12.7%, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd , up 6.9%, and Colliers International Group Inc , higher by 5.3%.

* Lagging shares were Alacer Gold Corp , down 7.7%, Hudbay Minerals Inc, down 4.4%, and First Quantum Minerals Ltd, lower by 4.3%.

* On the TSX 130 issues rose and 98 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 15 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 437.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Encana Corp  and Blackberry Ltd.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.93 points, or 0.6%, while the financials sector climbed 1.79 points, or 0.6%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.37%, or $0.84, to $60.33 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.75% , or $0.5, to $66.04

* The TSX is up 19.5% for the year.

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