February 12, 2019 / 12:44 PM / 4 months ago

TSX rises 0.47 percent

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s  S&P/TSX rose 73.25 points, or 0.47 percent, to 15,642.10.

* Leading the index were Nuvista Energy Ltd, up 8.6 percent, Aphria Inc, up 7.9 percent, and MEG Energy Corp, higher by 6.3 percent.

* Lagging shares were Nexgen Energy Ltd, down 5.7 percent, Yamana Gold Inc, down 5.5 percent, and Pretium Resources Inc, lower by 3.9 percent.

* On the TSX 153 issues rose and 82 fell as a 1.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 248.1 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc, Encana Corp and Aphria Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 2.18 points, or 1.49 percent, while the financials sector climbed 2.02 points, or 0.69 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.35 percent, or $0.71, to $53.12 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 1.54 percent, or $0.95, to $62.46.

* The TSX is up 9.2 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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