August 20, 2018 / 11:50 AM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.04 percent, led by Aurora Cannabis

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 7.32 points, or 0.04 percent, to 16,331.03.

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

* Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc, up 17.1 percent, Canopy Growth Corp, up 11 percent, and Trican Well Service Ltd, higher by 8.2 percent.

* Lagging shares were Quebecor Inc, down 4.7 percent, Badger Daylighting Ltd, down 3.7 percent, and NovaGold Resources Inc, lower by 2.8 percent.

* On the TSX, 131 issues advanced and 106 declined as a 1.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 208.6 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.77 points, or 0.39 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.44 points, or 0.14 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.82 percent, or $0.54, to $66.45 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.52 percent, or $0.37, to $72.2 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 0.8 percent for the year.

Reporting by Noel Randewich

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