March 5, 2019 / 10:14 PM / 2 months ago

Toronto Stock Exchange rises 0.30 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 48.41 points, or 0.30 percent, to 16,086.54.

* Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc, up 12.5 percent, Cronos Group Inc, up 11.2 percent, and Canopy Growth Corp, higher by 2.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Transcontinental Inc, down 4.1 percent, Onex Corp, down 3.2 percent, and WestJet Airlines Ltd, lower by 3.0 percent.

* On the TSX 122 issues rose and 107 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 19 new highs and 4 new lows, with total volume of 256.3 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.43 points, or 0.3 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.20 points, or 0.1 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.12 percent, or $0.07, to $56.52 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.29 percent, or $0.19, to $65.86 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 12.3 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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