July 5, 2019 / 11:36 AM / 12 days ago

TSX falls 0.28 percent to 16,541.99

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 .GSPTSE fell 46.86 points, or 0.28 percent, to 16,541.99.

Leading the index were Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (CHE_u.TO), up 4.7 percent, Gran Tierra Energy Inc (GTE.TO), up 3.7 percent, and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), higher by 2.7 percent.

Lagging shares were Russel Metals Inc (RUS.TO), down 3.6 percent, NovaGold Resources Inc (NG.TO), down 3.3 percent, and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (WPM.TO), lower by 3.0 percent.

On the TSX 91 issues rose and 139 fell as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 2 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 133.4 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Barrick Gold Corp (ABX.TO), Toronto-dominion Bank (TD.TO) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 0.43 points, or 0.3 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.20 points, or 0.1 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.47 percent, or $0.27, to $57.61 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 1.56 percent, or $0.99, to $64.29 [O/R]

The TSX is up 15.5 percent for the year.

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