February 4, 2020 / 12:32 PM / in 2 months

TSX rises 0.77% to 17,512.73

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 0.77 percent to 17,512.73 

* Leading the index were Bombardier Inc , up 15.0%, First Quantum Minerals Ltd , up 10.9%, and Aurora Cannabis Inc , higher by 6.8%.

* Lagging shares were Eldorado Gold Corp , down 8.8%, Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd, down 6.7%, and Semafo Inc, lower by 6.0%.

* On the TSX 146 issues rose and 85 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 31 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 233.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Aurora Cannabis Inc  and Crescent Point Energy Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 0.26 points, or 0.2%, while the financials sector climbed 3.46 points, or 1.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.88%, or $0.44, to $49.67 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.79% , or $0.43, to $54.02

* The TSX is up 2.6% for the year.

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