March 6, 2020 / 12:49 PM / a month ago

TSX falls 2.29% to 16,175.02

FILE PHOTO: Businessmen pass the Toronto Stock Exchange sing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 2.29 percent to 16,175.02 

** Leading the index were Cineplex Inc <CGX.TO​>, up 6.1%, Air Canada​ , up 2.8%, and Aecon Group Inc​ , higher by 2.5%.

** Lagging shares were Vermilion Energy Inc​​ , down 19.0%, Alaris Royalty Corp​, down 16.4%, and Enerplus Corp​, lower by 13.4%.

** On the TSX 22 issues rose and 207 fell as a 0.1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There was 1 new high and 54 new lows, with total volume of 374.1 million shares.

** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Toronto-dominion Bank  and Crescent Point Energy Corp.

** The TSX’s energy group  fell 7.16 points, or 6.6%, while the financials sector slipped 8.11 points, or 2.7%.

** West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 9.3%, or $4.27, to $41.63 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 8.82%, or $4.41, to $45.58 [O/R]

** The TSX is off 5.2% for the year.

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