November 2, 2018 / 11:54 AM / 13 days ago

TSX falls 0.20 percent, up 1.5 percent for the week

FILE PHOTO - Businessmen pass the Toronto Stock Exchange sing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 30.87 points, or 0.20 percent, to 15,119.28, but closed out the week with a gain of 1.5 percent, its best weekly performance since May.

Leading the index were Interfor Corp , up 15.4 percent, Western Forest Products Inc , up 14.5 percent, and Maxar Technologies Ltd , higher by 11.9 percent.

Lagging shares were Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc , down 13.2 percent, Artis Real Estate Investment Trust (AX_u.TO), down 11.9 percent, and Dorel Industries Inc, lower by 8.3 percent.

On the TSX 82 issues rose and 156 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 1 new highs and 18 new lows, with total volume of 263.8 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Encana Corp  and Baytex Energy Corp.

The TSX’s energy group  fell 2.31 points, or 1.38 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.32 points, or 0.46 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.35 percent, or $0.86, to $62.83 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.44 percent, or $0.32, to $72.57 [O/R]

The TSX is off 6.7 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak

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