TSX falls 1.38% to 16,079.55

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 1.38 percent to 16,079.55

* Leading the index were Genworth MI Canada Inc <MIC.TO>, up 24.2%, Husky Energy Inc , up 12%, and Alamos Gold Inc , higher by 3%.

* Lagging shares were Vermilion Energy Inc , down 9.0%, Cenovus Energy Inc, down 8.4%, and Great Canadian Gaming Corp, lower by 7.2%.

* On the TSX 12 issues rose and 210 fell as a 0.1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 2 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 219.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Cenovus Energy Inc , Enbridge Inc and Husky Energy Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 2.29 points, or 3.3%, while the financials sector slipped 4.55 points, or 1.7%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 3.14%, or $1.25, to $38.6 a barrel. Brent crude fell 3.04%, or $1.27, to $40.5 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 5.8% for the year.