April 17, 2019 / 11:30 AM / 6 months ago

TSX rises 0.25 percent to 16,544.24

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s  S&P/TSX rose 42.04 points, or 0.25 percent, to 16,544.24.

* Leading the index were Hexo Corp, up 12.0 percent, Lundin Mining Corp, up 6.2 percent, and CannTrust Holdings Inc, higher by 6 percent.

* Lagging shares were Alaris Royalty Corp, down 10.1 percent, Aphria Inc, down 9.6 percent, and Bausch Health Companies Inc, lower by 4.5 percent.

* On the TSX 120 issues rose and 121 fell as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 328.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Goldcorp Inc, Crescent Point Energy Corp and Aurora Cannabis Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 2.25 points, or 1.4 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.37 points, or 0.5 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.48 percent, or $0.31, to $63.74 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.17 percent, or $0.12, to $71.6.

* The TSX is up 15.5 percent for the year.

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