May 12, 2020 / 11:42 AM / 2 months ago

TSX falls 1.47% to 14,881.16

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 falls 1.47 percent to 14,881.16 

* Leading the index were SSR Mining Inc <SSRM.TO​>, up 6.0%, Alacer Gold Corp​ , up 5.5%, and Seabridge Gold Inc​ , higher by 5.2%.

* Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc​​ , down 13.1%, Lightspeed POS Inc​, down 8.3%, and Element Fleet Management Corp​, lower by 7.4%.

* On the TSX 49 issues rose and 178 fell as a 0.3-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 6 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 306.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Manulife Financial Corp , B2gold Corp  and Enbridge Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 0.88 points, or 1.2%, while the financials sector slipped 4.97 points, or 2.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 4.97%, or $1.2, to $25.34 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.57%, or $0.17, to $29.46

* The TSX is off 12.8% for the year.

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