March 5, 2020 / 12:45 PM / a month ago

TSX falls 1.34% to 16,553.99

FILE PHOTO: A Toronto Stock Exchange sign adorns a doorway at the Exchange Tower building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

** 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.

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