May 1, 2019 / 11:41 AM / 24 days ago

TSX falls  0.47 percent to 16,502.75

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 77.98 points, or 0.47 percent, to 16,502.75.

* Leading the index were Centerra Gold Inc, up 6.6 percent, Cascades Inc, up 5.4 percent, and Alacer Gold Corp, higher by 3.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd, down 8.6 percent, Ero Copper Corp, down 7.0 percent, and First Quantum Minerals Ltd, lower by 6.9 percent.

* On the TSX 76 issues rose and 160 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 4 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 220.3 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc, Crescent Point Energy Corp and Encana Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 4.46 points, or 2.8 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.40 points, or 0.1 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.53 percent, or $0.34, to $63.57 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.07 percent, or $0.05, to $72.11

* The TSX is up 15.2 percent for the year.

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