April 6, 2020 / 11:35 AM / 4 months ago

TSX rises 5.06% to 13,592.70

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 5.06 percent to 13,592.70 

* Leading the index were Lightspeed POS Inc <LSPD.TO​>, up 23.1%, MEG Energy Corp​ , up 19.9%, and Alacer Gold Corp​ , higher by 14.2%.

* Lagging shares were Chorus Aviation Inc​​ , down 10.2%, Pason Systems Inc​, down 6.5%, and Frontera Energy Corp​, lower by 4.7%.

* On the TSX 217 issues rose and 14 fell as a 15.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 3 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 386.8 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.82 points, or 2.9%, while the financials sector climbed 11.97 points, or 5.2%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 7.2%, or $2.04, to $26.3 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 2.37%, or $0.81, to $33.3

* The TSX is off 20.3% for the year.

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