July 4, 2019 / 11:59 AM / 2 months ago

TSX rises 0.08 percent to 16,588.85

FILE PHOTO: Businessmen pass the Toronto Stock Exchange sing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s  S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 12.65 points, or 0.08 percent, to 16,588.85.

Leading the index were Richelieu Hardware Ltd (RCH.TO), up 11.1 percent, MEG Energy Corp (MEG.TO), up 3.9 percent, and Ensign Energy Services Inc (ESI.TO), higher by 3.9 percent.

Lagging shares were OceanaGold Corp (OGC.TO), down 5.6 percent, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (TRQ.TO), down 3.6 percent, and Russel Metals Inc (RUS.TO), lower by 2.8 percent.

On the TSX 119 issues rose and 110 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 3 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 58.0 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Toronto-dominion Bank (TD.TO), Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS.TO) and Oceanagold Corp (OGC.TO).

The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.94 points, or 0.7 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 0.06 points, or 0.0 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.94 percent, or $0.54, to $56.8 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  fell 1 percent, or $0.64, to $63.18

The TSX is up 15.8 percent for the year.

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