** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 0.20 percent to 17,066.12
** Leading the index were MEG Energy Corp , up 3.9%, Baytex Energy Corp , up 3.5%, and ARC Resources Ltd , higher by 2.8%.
** Lagging shares were First Quantum Minerals Ltd , down 6.1%, Hudbay Minerals Inc, down 5.2%, and Hexo Corp, lower by 4.4%.
** On the TSX 108 issues rose and 120 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 9 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 185.2 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Baytex Energy Corp , Aurora Cannabis Inc and Encana Corp.
** The TSX’s energy group rose 1.13 points, or 0.8%, while the financials sector slipped 0.62 points, or 0.2%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.94%, or $1.8, to $62.98 a barrel. Brent crude rose 3.53% , or $2.34, to $68.59 [O/R]
** The TSX is flat for the year.