March 15, 2019 / 9:15 PM / 2 months ago

Toronto Stock Exchange rises 0.33 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

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s  S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 52.80 points, or 0.33 percent, to 16,140.35.

* Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), up 7.6 percent, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc (FVI.TO), up 7.5 percent, and Knight Therapeutics Inc (GUD.TO), higher by 6.1 percent.

* Lagging shares were Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (WTE.TO), down 12.0 percent, Precision Drilling Corp (PD.TO), down 5.0 percent, and Intertape Polymer Group Inc (ITP.TO), lower by 4.4 percent.

* On the TSX 123 issues rose and 110 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 14 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 635.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO), Crescent Point Energy Corp (CPG.TO) and Alacer Gold Corp (ASR.TO).

* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 0.71 points, or 0.4 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.22 points, or 0.7 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.38 percent, or $0.22, to $58.39 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  fell 0.25 percent, or $0.17, to $67.06 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 12.7 percent for the year.

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