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TSX falls 0.11 percent, financials weigh most

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 17.96 points, or 0.11 percent, to 16,043.54.

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

* The biggest drag on the index was Bank of Nova Scotia with 10.9 net index points. The top sector weight was financials with 16.5 net points. 

* Leading the index were NexGen Energy Ltd , up 7.4 percent, Stars Group Inc , up 5.6 percent, and Tahoe Resources Inc  , higher by 5 percent.

* Lagging shares were MEG Energy Corp , down 4.4 percent, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, down 4.3 percent, and TORC Oil & Gas Ltd, lower by 4.1 percent.

* On the TSX 126 issues advanced and 114 declined as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 180.3 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Toronto-dominion Bank  and Cenovus Energy Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.68 points, or 0.34 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.88 points, or -0.29 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.21 percent, or $1.48, to $65.56 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.33 percent, or $1.03, to $76.53 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 1 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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