April 22, 2019 / 3:18 PM / 7 months ago

TSX falls  0.21 percent to 16,577.28

FILE PHOTO: 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 fell 35.53 points, or 0.21 percent, to 16,577.28.

* Leading the index were Canopy Growth Corp, up 7.9 percent, Crescent Point Energy Corp, up 7.5 percent, and Enerplus Corp, higher by 6.9 percent.

* Lagging shares were Interfor Corp, down 8.1 percent, Canfor Corp, down 5.5 percent, and Centerra Gold Inc, lower by 4.8 percent.

* On the TSX 82 issues rose and 153 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 9 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 169.8 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 2.57 points, or 1.6 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.22 points, or 0.4 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.59 percent, or $1.66, to $65.66 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 2.93 percent, or $2.11, to $74.08

* The TSX is up 15.7 percent for the year.

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