April 18, 2019 / 11:37 AM / a month ago

TSX rises  0.41 percent to 16,612.81

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 68.57 points, or 0.41 percent, to 16,612.81.

* Leading the index were Ero Copper Corp, up 10.5 percent, Canopy Growth Corp, up 4.4 percent, and Martinrea International Inc, higher by 3.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Hudbay Minerals Inc, down 4.0 percent, Kinross Gold Corp, down 3.3 percent, and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc, lower by 3.3 percent.

* On the TSX 153 issues rose and 84 fell as a 1.8-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 9 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 195.4 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.09 points, or 0.1 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.31 points, or 0.4 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.39 percent, or $0.25, to $64.01 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.47 percent, or $0.34, to $71.96

* The TSX is up 16 percent for the year.

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