January 17, 2019 / 9:26 PM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.66 percent

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 99.96 points, or 0.66 percent, to 15,211.22.

* Leading the index were Husky Energy Inc (HSE.TO), up 12.4 percent, Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG.TO), up 4.5 percent, and Canada Goose Holdings Inc (GOOS.TO), higher by 4.5 percent.

* Lagging shares were MEG Energy Corp (MEG.TO), down 35.6 percent, Peyto Exploration & Development Corp (PEY.TO), down 10.7 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), lower by 10.5 percent.

* On the TSX 160 issues rose and 76 fell as a 2.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 257.1 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.66 points, or 0.44 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.36 points, or 0.83 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.1 percent, or $0.05, to $52.26 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  fell 0.16 percent, or $0.1, to $61.22 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 6.2 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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