January 10, 2019 / 9:12 PM / 7 days ago

TSX rises 0.54 percent

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

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 77.51 points, or 0.54 percent, to 14,504.13.

* Leading the index were New Gold Inc (NGD.TO), up 6.7 percent, Laurentian Bank of Canada (LB.TO), up 6.3 percent, and Aphria Inc (APHA.TO) , higher by 5.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (KL.TO), down 4.7 percent, Semafo Inc (SMF.TO), down 4.3 percent, and Sandstorm Gold Ltd (SSL.TO), lower by 3.7 percent.

* On the TSX 168 issues rose and 68 fell as a 2.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 1 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 251.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG.TO), Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.18 points, or 0.12 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.01 points, or 0 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 1.48 percent, or $0.71, to $48.67 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 0.84 percent, or $0.48, to $57.54 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 1.3 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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