January 28, 2019 / 12:42 PM / 7 months ago

TSX rises 0.08 percent

The Art Deco facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 12.57 points, or 0.08 percent, to 15,378.62.

Leading the index were Cronos Group Inc, up 16 percent, Iamgold Corp, up 10.1 percent, and Alamos Gold Inc , higher by 6 percent.

Lagging shares were SNC-Lavalin Group Inc, down 27.8 percent after cutting its profit forecast, Gran Tierra Energy Inc, down 4.7 percent, and BRP Inc, lower by 4.5 percent.

On the TSX 113 issues rose and 121 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 11 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 225.8 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc, Bombardier Inc and Aphria Inc.

The TSX’s energy group fell 0.94 points, or 0.63 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.46 points, or 0.16 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.79 percent, or $1.5, to $52.19 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 2.58 percent, or $1.6, to $60.05

The TSX is up 7.4 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak

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