September 13, 2018 / 11:57 AM / 5 days ago

TSX falls 0.29 percent

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 47.31 points, or 0.29 percent, to 16,001.71.

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

* Lagging shares were Dollarama Inc , down 17.2 percent, Aphria Inc, down 16.9 percent, and Canopy Growth Corp, lower by 13.6 percent.

* Leading percentage gainers were ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc , up 6.8 percent, Lucara Diamond Corp , up 6.4 percent, and Tourmaline Oil Corp  , higher by 4.6 percent.

* On the TSX 97 issues advanced and 136 declined as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 6 new highs and 9 new lows, with total volume of 221.6 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.52 points, or 0.28 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.18 points, or 0.06 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.25 percent, or $1.57, to $68.79 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.76 percent, or $1.4, to $78.34.

* The TSX is off 1.3 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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