January 15, 2019 / 9:22 PM / 3 months ago

TSX rises 0.47 percent

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 70.75 points, or 0.47 percent, to 15,046.28.

* Leading the index were Precision Drilling Corp (PD.TO), up 6.8 percent, CES Energy Solutions Corp (CEU.TO), up 5.2 percent, and Husky Energy Inc (HSE.TO), higher by 4.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were First Majestic Silver Corp (FR.TO), down 10.1 percent, Aphria Inc (APHA.TO), down 5.0 percent, and New Gold Inc (NGD.TO), lower by 4.9 percent.

* On the TSX 140 issues rose and 95 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 241.0 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 2.81 points, or 1.88 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.39 points, or 0.5 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 3.11 percent, or $1.57, to $52.08 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 2.76 percent, or $1.63, to $60.62 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 5.1 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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