May 24, 2018 / 11:43 AM / 7 months ago

TSX falls for third straight day

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 20.18 points, or 0.13 percent, to 16,113.62.

* The biggest contributor to the TSX loss was Royal Bank of Canada, weighing by 20.84 index points. Energy was the top sector drag, weighing by 25.62 points. 

* Leading the index were New Gold Inc , up 5.5 percent, West Fraser Timber Co Ltd , up 5.3 percent, and Alamos Gold Inc , higher by 5.1 percent.

* Lagging shares were Aecon Group Inc , down 15.4 percent, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, down 6.9 percent, and Canopy Growth Corp, lower by 6.2 percent.

* On the TSX 117 issues advanced and 127 declined as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 198.7 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canopy Growth Corp , Aecon Group Inc  and Aurora Cannabis Inc.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.66 percent, or $1.19, to $70.65 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.32 percent, or $1.05, to $78.75 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 0.6 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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