July 24, 2019 / 12:10 PM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.24 percent to 16,611.84

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

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s  S&P/TSX rose 39.16 points, or 0.24 percent, to 16,611.84.

Leading the index were Sandstorm Gold Ltd , up 5.4 percent, Pan American Silver Corp , up 5 percent, and Canfor Corp , higher by 4.9 percent.

Lagging shares were CannTrust Holdings Inc , down 21.9 percent, Hexo Corp, down 5.2 percent, and Nexgen Energy Ltd, lower by 3.5 percent.

On the TSX 146 issues rose and 91 fell as a 1.6-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 17 new highs and 4 new lows, with total volume of 171.4 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canntrust Holdings Inc , Encana Corp  and B2gold Corp.

The TSX’s energy group  fell 1.65 points, or 1.2 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.00 points, or 0.3 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.59 percent, or $0.9, to $55.87 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.03 percent, or $0.66, to $63.17.

The TSX is up 16 percent for the year.

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