May 15, 2018 / 11:48 AM / 3 months ago

TSX rises 0.08 percent, extends winning streak

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 12.20 points, or 0.08 percent, to 16,097.81.

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as weakness in financial and energy shares offset gains in the materials sector. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

* The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO), with 10.1 net index points. Industrials were the top sector contributor with 13 net points. 

* Leading the index were Element Fleet Management Corp (EFN.TO), up 12.1 percent, Aphria Inc (APH.TO), up 7.5 percent, and Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD_u.TO), higher by 4.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were Semafo Inc (SMF.TO), down 4.6 percent, Yamana Gold Inc(YRI.TO), down 3.7 percent, and Sandstorm Gold Ltd (SSL.TO), lower by 3.6 percent.

* On the TSX 114 issues advanced and 129 declined as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 223.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Element Fleet Management Corp (EFN.TO), Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.04 points, or 0.02 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.72 points, or 0.24 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.28 percent to $71.16 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 0.03 percent to $78.21 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 0.7 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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