** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 1.34 percent to 16,553.99
** Leading the index were Descartes Systems Group Inc <DSG.TO>, up 6.7%, Iamgold Corp , up 6.4%, and Aecon Group Inc , higher by 4.9%.
** Lagging shares were Spin Master Corp , down 38.4%, Secure Energy Services Inc, down 8.9%, and Air Canada, lower by 8.7%.
** On the TSX 64 issues rose and 161 fell as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 25 new lows, with total volume of 312.6 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Manulife Financial Corp and Toronto-dominion Bank.
** The TSX’s energy group fell 2.89 points, or 2.6%, while the financials sector slipped 6.20 points, or 2.0%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.84%, or $0.86, to $45.92 a barrel. Brent crude fell 2.27%, or $1.16, to $49.97 [O/R]
** The TSX is off 3% for the year.