January 3, 2020 / 12:43 PM / 3 months ago

TSX falls 0.20% to 17,066.12

FILE PHOTO: The Art Deco facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

** 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.

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