October 4, 2018 / 11:47 AM / 2 months ago

TSX falls 0.41 percent

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 65.38 points, or 0.41 percent, to 16,006.67.

Leading the index were Pretium Resources Inc , up 6.3 percent, Cameco Corp , up 5.4 percent, and Alacer Gold Corp , higher by 4.7 percent.

Lagging shares were Shopify Inc , down 6.6 percent, Hudbay Minerals Inc, down 6.1 percent, and Bombardier Inc, lower by 5.9 percent.

On the TSX 71 issues rose and 171 fell as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 2 new highs and 23 new lows, with total volume of 252.8 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Manulife Financial Corp  and Bombardier Inc.

The TSX’s energy group  fell 1.30 points, or 0.66 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.11 points, or 0.36 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.47 percent, or $1.89, to $74.52 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.83 percent, or $1.58, to $84.71 [O/R]

The TSX is off 1.2 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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