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TSX falls 0.06% to 16,617.48

FILE PHOTO: A logo for TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, is seen after the company announced it was shutting down all markets for the rest of the day after experiencing issues with trading on all its exchange platforms in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 0.06 percent to 16,617.48

* Leading the index were Bank of Montreal <BMO.TO>, up 5.7%, Cameco Corp , up 3.6%, and Shopify Inc , higher by 3.3%.

* Lagging shares were Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc , down 4.2%, Pason Systems Inc, down 4.1%, and Canfor Corp, lower by 4.0%.

* On the TSX 65 issues rose and 149 fell as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There was 1 new high and no new lows, with total volume of 158.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Manulife Financial Corp , Canadian Natural Resources Ltd and Enbridge Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.08 points, or 0.1%, while the financials sector climbed 1.10 points, or 0.4%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.83%, or $0.78, to $43.4 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.91%, or $0.86, to $45.99 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 2.6% for the year.

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