October 2, 2018 / 11:52 AM / 14 days ago

TSX falls 0.54 percent

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 87.20 points, or 0.54 percent, to 16,017.23.

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as weakness in financial and energy shares offset gains in the materials sector. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

* Leading the index were Element Fleet Management Corp , up 20.2 percent, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd , up 7.1 percent, and Guyana Goldfields Inc , higher by 6.9 percent.

* Lagging shares were Aphria Inc , down 9.8 percent, Canopy Growth Corp, down 6.5 percent, and Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd, lower by 5.9 percent.

* On the TSX 91 issues rose and 151 fell as a 0.6-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 3 new highs and 13 new lows, with total volume of 248.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Element Fleet Management Corp  and Aphria Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 3.63 points, or 1.84 percent, while the financials sector slipped 2.09 points, or 0.68 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.21 percent, or $0.16, to $75.14 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.41 percent, or $0.35, to $84.63 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 1.2 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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