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 rises 0.23 percent to 17,105.47
** Leading the index were Hudson’s Bay Co (HBC.TO), up 9.6%, Baytex Energy Corp (BTE.TO), up 7.2%, and Ballard Power Systems Inc (BLDP.TO), higher by 5.5%.
** Lagging shares were Hexo Corp (HEXO.TO), down 6.6%, Cronos Group Inc (CRON.TO), down 5.3%, and Hudbay Minerals Inc (HBM.TO), lower by 5.0%.
** On the TSX 114 issues rose and 117 fell as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 8 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 195.0 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Hudson’s Bay Co (HBC.TO), Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) and Baytex Energy Corp (BTE.TO).
** The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 3.23 points, or 2.2%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 0.38 points, or 0.1%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.4%, or $0.25, to $62.8 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 0.29% , or $0.2, to $68.4 [O/R]
** The TSX is up 0.2% for the year.