August 21, 2018 / 11:57 AM / 3 months ago

TSX falls 0.21 percent

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

(Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE fell 34.06 points, or 0.21 percent, to 16,296.97.

* Lagging shares were Husky Energy Inc (HSE.TO), down 2.6 percent, Brookfield Asset Management Inc (BAMa.TO), down 2.5 percent, and Knight Therapeutics Inc (GUD.TO), lower by 2.5 percent.

* Leading the index percentage gainers were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (IVN.TO), up 10.3 percent, Air Canada (AC.TO), up 8.3 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), higher by 7.2 percent.

* On the TSX 126 issues advanced and 112 declined as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 9 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 212.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO) and Aphria Inc APH.TO.

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.79 points, or 0.40 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 1.12 points, or -0.36 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 1.34 percent, or $0.89, to $67.32 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.43 percent, or $0.31, to $72.52 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 0.5 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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