April 29, 2019 / 11:37 AM / 3 months ago

TSX falls  0.08 percent to 16,600.37

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 fell 13.09 points, or 0.08 percent, to 16,600.37.

* Leading the index were Hexo Corp, up 6.0 percent, Canopy Growth Corp, up 4.1 percent, and Cineplex Inc, higher by 3.1 percent.

* Lagging shares were NovaGold Resources Inc, down 4.3 percent, New Gold Inc, down 4.2 percent, and MAG Silver Corp, lower by 4.1 percent.

* On the TSX 101 issues rose and 135 fell as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 10 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 180.6 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.11 points, or 0.1 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.43 points, or 0.5 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.47 percent, or $0.3, to $63.6 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.21 percent, or $0.15, to $72

* The TSX is up 15.9 percent for the year.

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