January 9, 2019 / 9:10 PM / 11 days ago

TSX rises 1.37 percent

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 199.58 points, or 1.37 percent, to 14,804.73.

* Leading the index were Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO), up 13.3 percent, New Gold Inc (NGD.TO), up 12.6 percent, and Precision Drilling Corp (PD.TO) , higher by 11.3 percent.

* Lagging shares were Pretium Resources Inc (PVG.TO), down 11.1 percent, Eldorado Gold Corp (ELD.TO), down 2.5 percent, and Onex Corp (ONEX.TO), lower by 2.2 percent.

* On the TSX 212 issues rose and 25 fell as a 8.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 3 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 265.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), Encana Corp (ECA.TO) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 2.89 points, or 2.00 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 4.07 points, or 1.49 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 5.04 percent, or $2.51, to $52.29 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 4.53 percent, or $2.66, to $61.38 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 3.4 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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