March 10, 2020 / 11:46 AM / a month ago

TSX rises 3.06% to 14,958.09

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 rises 3.06 percent to 14,958.09 

* Leading the index were Ballard Power Systems Inc <BLDP.TO​>, up 17.8%, MEG Energy Corp​ , up 16.5%, and Frontera Energy Corp​ , higher by 15.3%.

* Lagging shares were Shawcor Ltd​​ , down 15.1%, Seven Generations Energy Ltd​, down 7.8%, and Inter Pipeline Ltd​, lower by 5.5%.

* On the TSX 173 issues rose and 54 fell as a 3.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were no and 38 new lows, with total volume of 571.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Baytex Energy Corp , Cenovus Energy Inc  and Enbridge Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.25 points, or 1.7%, while the financials sector climbed 9.30 points, or 3.6%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 11.95%, or $3.72, to $34.85 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 10.42%, or $3.58, to $37.94 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 12.3% for the year.

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