August 27, 2018 / 11:32 AM / a month ago

TSX ends higher, helped by Aurora Cannabis

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 88.34 points, or 0.54 percent, to 16,444.39.

A logo for TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, is seen after the company announced it was shutting down all markets for the rest of the day after experiencing issues with trading on all its exchange platforms in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

* Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 7.7 percent, Aphria Inc , up 6.9 percent, and Linamar Corp  , higher by 6.6 percent.

* Lagging shares were Bombardier Inc , down 3.0 percent, Maxar Technologies Ltd, down 2.7 percent, and Canadian Utilities Ltd, lower by 1.9 percent.

* On the TSX 165 issues advanced and 72 declined as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 7 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 213.1 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.59 points, or 0.79 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.06 points, or 0.34 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.32 percent, or $0.22, to $68.94 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.66 percent, or $0.5, to $76.32 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 1.5 percent for the year.

Reporting by Noel Randewich

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