October 31, 2018 / 11:46 AM / 16 days ago

TSX rises 0.89 percent, down more than 6 percent for October

A logo for TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 132.78 points, or 0.89 percent, to 15,027.28, but still suffered its worst monthly performance since September 2011.

Leading the index were Aphria Inc , up 18.0 percent, Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 12.2 percent, and First Quantum Minerals Ltd  , higher by 12 percent.

Lagging shares were Maxar Technologies Ltd , down 44.5 percent, B2Gold Corp, down 5.5 percent, and Dollarama Inc, lower by 5.3 percent.

On the TSX 169 issues rose and 74 fell as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were no new highs and 14 new lows, with total volume of 309.8 million shares.

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

The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.40 points, or 0.85 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.23 points, or 0.43 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.68 percent, or $1.11, to $65.07 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.59 percent, or $0.45, to $75.46 [O/R]

The TSX is off 7.3 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak

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