October 19, 2018 / 12:35 PM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.43 percent

FILE PHOTO: The Toronto Stock Exchange sign is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 65.97 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,470.10.

Leading the index were Baytex Energy Corp (BTE.TO), up 6.0 percent, West Fraser Timber Co Ltd (WFT.TO), up 4.9 percent, and Detour Gold Corp (DGC.TO) , higher by 3.9 percent.

Lagging shares were BRP Inc (DOO.TO), down 6.5 percent, Aphria Inc APH.TO, down 5.9 percent, and Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO), lower by 5.7 percent.

On the TSX 160 issues rose and 83 fell as a 1.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 3 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 245.8 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), Aphria Inc APH.TO and Manulife Financial Corp (MFC.TO).

The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 1.28 points, or 0.73 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.60 points, or 0.21 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.89 percent, or $0.61, to $69.26 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 0.83 percent, or $0.66, to $79.95 [O/R]

The TSX is off 4.6 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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