January 18, 2019 / 9:22 PM / 5 months ago

TSX rises 0.61 percent

The Toronto Stock Exchange sign is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 92.61 points, or 0.61 percent, to 15,303.83.

* Leading the index were Cronos Group Inc (CRON.TO), up 8.7 percent, NFI Group Inc (NFI.TO), up 7.8 percent, and Descartes Systems Group Inc (DSG.TO), higher by 3.5 percent.

* Lagging shares were New Gold Inc (NGD.TO), down 6.6 percent, OceanaGold Corp (OGC.TO), down 6.5 percent, and Eldorado Gold Corp (ELD.TO), lower by 5.6 percent.

* On the TSX 149 issues rose and 88 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 4 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 293.5 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 1.14 points, or 0.75 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.42 points, or 0.84 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 3.21 percent, or $1.67, to $53.74 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 2.45 percent, or $1.5, to $62.68 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 6.8 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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