March 30, 2020 / 11:30 AM / 4 months ago

TSX rises 2.61% to 13,378.75

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 rises 2.61 percent to 13,378.75 

* Leading the index were Shawcor Ltd <SCL.TO​>, up 32.8%, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd​ , up 22.5%, and Suncor Energy Inc​ , higher by 18.4%.

* Lagging shares were Cronos Group Inc​​ , down 11.4%, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP​ (BIP_u.TO), down 8.6%, and Seabridge Gold Inc​, lower by 7.6%.

* On the TSX 166 issues rose and 63 fell as a 2.6-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There was 1 new high and 1 new low, with total volume of 499.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Suncor Energy Inc , Cenovus Energy Inc  and Bombardier Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 8.06 points, or 15.5%, while the financials sector climbed 7.39 points, or 3.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.05%, or $0.01, to $20.1 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.22%, or $0.05, to $22.71 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 21.6% for the year.

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