January 28, 2020 / 12:57 PM / 24 days ago

TSX rises 0.33% to 17,500.88

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 0.33 percent to 17,500.88. 

Leading the index were Ballard Power Systems Inc , up 13.3%, Canopy Growth Corp , up 10.6%, and Bombardier Inc , higher by 6.7%.

Lagging shares were Superior Plus Corp , down 7.3%, Alacer Gold Corp, down 4.9%, and Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (CHE_u.TO), lower by 4.7%.

On the TSX 144 issues rose and 85 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 27 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 193.3 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Cenovus Energy Inc , Bombardier Inc  and Aurora Cannabis Inc.

The TSX’s energy group  rose 0.65 points, or 0.5%, while the financials sector climbed 1.29 points, or 0.4%.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.83%, or $0.44, to $53.58 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.57% , or $0.34, to $59.66.

The TSX is up 2.6% for the year.

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