November 29, 2018 / 12:44 PM / 17 days ago

TSX rises 0.15 percent

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as weakness in financial and energy shares offset gains in the materials sector. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS)

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 22.79 points, or 0.15 percent, to 15,194.04.

* Leading the index were Baytex Energy Corp , up 6.8 percent, Cenovus Energy Inc , up 6.1 percent, and Lundin Mining Corp , higher by 5.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were Aphria Inc , down 7.1 percent, Dorel Industries Inc, down 6.1 percent, and Precision Drilling Corp, lower by 5.8 percent.

* On the TSX 136 issues rose and 104 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were two new highs and 10 new lows, with total volume of 222.9 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 2.64 points, or 1.79 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.90 points, or 0.31 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.25 percent, or $1.13, to $51.42 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.19 percent, or $0.7, to $59.46

* The TSX is off 6.3 percent for the year.

Reporting by April Joyner

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