April 2, 2020 / 11:48 AM / in 2 months

TSX rises 1.72% to 13,097.84

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 1.72 percent to 13,097.84 

* Leading the index were MEG Energy Corp <MEG.TO​>, up 33.8%, Frontera Energy Corp​ (FEC.TO), up 30.7%, and Secure Energy Services Inc​ (SES.TO), higher by 24.2%.

* Lagging shares were Shopify Inc​​ (SHOP.TO), down 9.7%, Lightspeed POS Inc​ (LSPD.TO), down 9.6%, and Corus Entertainment Inc​ (CJRb.TO), lower by 8.4%.

* On the TSX 174 issues rose and 57 fell as a 3.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were no and no new lows, with total volume of 446.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE.TO), Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (CNQ.TO) and Suncor Energy Inc (SU.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 5.51 points, or 9.4%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.90 points, or 1.2%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 21.86%, or $4.44, to $24.75 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 20.49%, or $5.07, to $29.81

* The TSX is off 23.2% for the year.

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