February 5, 2019 / 12:45 PM / 3 months ago

TSX rises 0.64 percent

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

(Reuters) -

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 100.37 points, or 0.64 percent, to 15,702.69.

Leading the index were Eldorado Gold Corp, up 5.6 percent, Nexgen Energy Ltd, up 4.6 percent, and Alacer Gold Corp, higher by 4.2 percent.

Lagging shares were Cronos Group Inc, down 6.1 percent, Home Capital Group Inc, down 3.2 percent, and Ensign Energy Services Inc, lower by 2.9 percent.

On the TSX, 178 issues rose and 55 fell as a 3.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 22 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 217.7 million shares.

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

The TSX’s energy group rose 0.03 points, or 0.02 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.97 points, or 0.68 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.56 percent, or $0.85, to $53.71 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.74 percent, or $0.46, to $62.05 [O/R]

The TSX is up 9.6 percent for the year.

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