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 .GSPTSE fell 79.04 points, or 0.48 percent, to 16,462.95.
Leading the index were Birchcliff Energy Ltd (BIR.TO), up 3.0 percent, Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO), up 2.7 percent, and Ero Copper Corp (ERO.TO), higher by 1.9 percent.
Lagging shares were CannTrust Holdings Inc (TRST.TO), down 22.6 percent, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc (SNC.TO), down 6.3 percent, and Precision Drilling Corp (PD.TO), lower by 4.5 percent.
On the TSX 72 issues rose and 161 fell as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 4 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 170.2 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canntrust Holdings Inc (TRST.TO), Toronto-dominion Bank (TD.TO) and Encana Corp (ECA.TO).
The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 1.08 points, or 0.8 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 1.24 points, or 0.4 percent.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.05 percent, or $0.03, to $57.48 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 0.5 percent, or $0.32, to $63.91 [O/R]
The TSX is up 14.9 percent for the year.