November 28, 2018 / 12:32 PM / 17 days ago

TSX rises 1.52 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 227.16 points, or 1.52 percent, to 15,171.25.

* Leading the index were Transcontinental Inc , up 10.6 percent, Aphria Inc , up 10.3 percent, and Hudson’s Bay Co , higher by 9.3 percent.

* Lagging shares were Crescent Point Energy Corp , down 6.1 percent, Bombardier Inc, down 5.3 percent, and AltaGas Ltd, lower by 5.1 percent.

* On the TSX 189 issues rose and 57 fell as a 3.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were six new highs and 21 new lows, with total volume of 244.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Bombardier Inc  and Crescent Point Energy Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.47 points, or 0.32 percent, while the financials sector climbed 5.60 points, or 1.95 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.27 percent, or $1.16, to $50.39 a barrel. Brent crude fell 2.34 percent, or $1.41, to $58.8

* The TSX is off 6.4 percent for the year.

Reporting by April Joyner

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