October 15, 2018 / 1:46 PM / 8 months ago

TSX falls 0.03 percent

A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen 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 (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE fell 4.82 points, or 0.03 percent, to 15,409.47.

Leading the index were Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO), up 13.6 percent, Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), up 9.9 percent, and Snc-Lavalin Group Inc (SNC.TO) , higher by 5.9 percent.

Lagging shares were CES Energy Solutions Corp (CEU.TO), down 4.4 percent, Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd (TVE.TO), down 3.9 percent, and Nuvista Energy Ltd (NVA.TO), lower by 3.7 percent.

On the TSX 117 issues rose and 121 fell as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 2 new highs and 22 new lows, with total volume of 246.4 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), Aphria Inc APH.TO and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.45 percent, or $0.32, to $71.66 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 0.37 percent, or $0.3, to $80.73 [O/R]

The TSX is off 4.9 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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