September 11, 2018 / 11:42 AM / 2 months ago

TSX rises 0.23 percent

FILE PHOTO - A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo

(Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 37.16 points, or 0.23 percent, to 16,094.25.

* Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 10.1 percent, Sierra Wireless Inc , up 7.8 percent, and Precision Drilling Corp  , higher by 5.4 percent.

* Lagging shares were BRP Inc , down 8.4 percent, Guyana Goldfields Inc, down 6.2 percent, and Centerra Gold Inc, lower by 4.0 percent.

* On the TSX 139 issues advanced and 105 declined as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 7 new highs and 26 new lows, with total volume of 215.5 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.04 points, or 0.02 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.10 points, or 0.03 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.78 percent, or $1.88, to $69.42 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 2.34 percent, or $1.81, to $79.18 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 0.7 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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