October 26, 2018 / 12:03 PM / 18 days ago

TSX falls 0.24 percent

A Bay Street sign, the main street in the financial district is seen in Toronto, January 28, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 35.82 points, or 0.24 percent, to 14,888.26.

* Leading the index were Aecon Group Inc , up 11.9 percent, First Quantum Minerals Ltd , up 7 percent, and Trican Well Service Ltd , higher by 6.9 percent.

* Lagging shares were Canfor Corp , down 7.1 percent, Bombardier Inc, down 6.6 percent, and Eldorado Gold Corp, lower by 5.8 percent.

* On the TSX 101 issues rose and 139 fell as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were no new highs and 31 new lows, with total volume of 269.0 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 0.64 points, or 0.38 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.36 points, or 0.48 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.52 percent, or $0.35, to $67.68 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 1.13 percent, or $0.87, to $77.76 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 8.1 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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