March 4, 2019 / 9:22 PM / 6 months ago

Toronto Stock Exchange falls 0.19 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 fell 30.12 points, or 0.19 percent, to 16,038.13.* Leading the index were Methanex Corp, up 6.9 percent, Iamgold Corp, up 4 percent, and Pretium Resources Inc, higher by 3.7 percent.* Lagging shares were MEG Energy Corp, down 6.1 percent, Enbridge Inc, down 5.8 percent, and Cenovus Energy Inc, lower by 5.7 percent.* On the TSX 119 issues rose and 117 fell as a 1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 12 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 286.3 million shares.* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc, Manulife Financial Corp and Enbridge Inc.* The TSX’s energy group fell 2.75 points, or 1.7 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.56 points, or 0.2 percent.* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.25 percent, or $0.7, to $56.5 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.81 percent, or $0.53, to $65.6 [O/R]* The TSX is up 12 percent for the year.

Reporting by April Joyner

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