February 14, 2019 / 12:23 PM / 4 months ago

TSX rises 0.44 percent

FILE PHOTO: 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 rose 69.25 points, or 0.44 percent, to 15,695.98.

* Leading the index were Bombardier Inc, up 23.0 percent, Precision Drilling Corp, up 14.8 percent, and Constellation Software Inc, higher by 14.2 percent.

* Lagging shares were Sierra Wireless Inc, down 26.8 percent, New Gold Inc, down 26.4 percent, and Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund, lower by 19.8 percent.

* On the TSX 166 issues rose and 67 fell as a 2.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 304.8 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 1.04 points, or 0.70 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.36 points, or 0.12 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.11 percent, or $0.6, to $54.5 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 1.59 percent, or $1.01, to $64.62.

* The TSX is up 9.6 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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