January 16, 2019 / 9:28 PM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.43 percent

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 64.98 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,111.26.

* Leading the index were First Quantum Minerals Ltd (FM.TO), up 14.8 percent, Centerra Gold Inc (CG.TO), up 6.9 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), higher by 5 percent.

* Lagging shares were NFI Group Inc (NFI.TO), down 14.3 percent, Iamgold Corp (IMG.TO), down 10.5 percent, and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), lower by 4.3 percent.

* On the TSX 139 issues rose and 93 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 4 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 248.4 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 0.99 points, or 0.65 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.96 points, or 1.05 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.56 percent, or $0.29, to $52.4 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 1.24 percent, or $0.75, to $61.39 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 5.5 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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