May 17, 2019 / 11:37 AM / 2 months ago

TSX falls 0.26 percent to 16,401.75

A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s  S&P/TSX fell 42.11 points, or 0.26 percent, to 16,401.75.

* Leading the index were CAE Inc, up 14.6 percent, Alacer Gold Corp, up 4.4 percent, and Semafo Inc, higher by 3.4 percent.

* Lagging shares were New Gold Inc, down 6.5 percent, Interfor Corp, down 4.0 percent, and Lundin Mining Corp, lower by 4.0 percent.

* On the TSX 89 issues rose and 149 fell as a 0.6-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 23 new highs and 6 new lows, with total volume of 182.1 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group fell 2.51 points, or 1.6 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.06 points, or 0.3 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.25 percent, or $0.16, to $62.71 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.73 percent, or $0.53, to $72.09 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 14.5 percent for the year.

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