January 11, 2019 / 9:07 PM / 8 days ago

TSX rises 0.24 percent

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

(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 35.69 points, or 0.24 percent, to 14,939.18.

* Leading the index were Cogeco Communications Inc (CCA.TO), up 7.5 percent, Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), up 7.5 percent, and Aphria Inc (APHA.TO) , higher by 5.4 percent.

* Lagging shares were Nexgen Energy Ltd (NXE.TO), down 5.0 percent, Seven Generations Energy Ltd (VII.TO), down 4.9 percent, and New Gold Inc (NGD.TO), lower by 4.7 percent.

* On the TSX 133 issues rose and 99 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 248.9 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.18 points, or 0.12 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.56 points, or 0.2 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 1.71 percent, or $0.9, to $51.69 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  fell 1.83 percent, or $1.13, to $60.55 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 4.3 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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