November 6, 2018 / 12:51 PM / 11 days ago

TSX rises 0.49 percent

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 75.01 points, or 0.49 percent, to 15,292.71.

Leading the index were Great Canadian Gaming Corp , up 17.3 percent after its quarterly results, Canopy Growth Corp , up 6.9 percent, and AltaGas Ltd , higher by 6.7 percent.

Lagging shares were Element Fleet Management Corp , down 7.9 percent, Alaris Royalty Corp, down 6.8 percent and Maxar Technologies Ltd, lower by 6.5 percent.

On the TSX 134 issues rose and 107 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 5 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 236.0 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Canopy Growth Corp  and Bombardier Inc.

The TSX’s energy group  rose 1.06 points, or 0.63 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.32 points, or 0.11 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.49 percent, or $0.94, to $62.16 a barrel. Brent crude fell 1.5 percent, or $1.1, to $72.07 [O/R]

The TSX is off 5.7 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak

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