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 2.19 percent to 17,177.37
** Leading the index were Eldorado Gold Corp (ELD.TO), up 0.9%, Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.TO), up 0.6%, and Northland Power Inc (NPI.TO), higher by 0.5%.
** Lagging shares were Secure Energy Services Inc (SES.TO), down 17.0%, Equitable Group Inc (EQB.TO), down 7.8%, and Kinaxis Inc (KXS.TO), lower by 7.2%.
** On the TSX 8 issues rose and 222 fell as a 0-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 4 new highs and 24 new lows, with total volume of 302.6 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Manulife Financial Corp (MFC.TO), Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) and Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO).
** The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 3.63 points, or 2.9%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 6.02 points, or 1.8%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 3.19%, or $1.64, to $49.79 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 2.81% , or $1.58, to $54.72 [O/R]
** The TSX is up 0.7% for the year.