August 20, 2019 / 11:44 AM / 3 months ago

TSX falls 0.56 percent to 16,213.31

FILE PHOTO: 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 TSX falls  0.56 percent to 16,213.31

* Leading the index were Iamgold Corp , up 7.1 percent, Birchcliff Energy Ltd , up 6.3 percent, and Torex Gold Resources Inc , higher by 5.2 percent.

* Lagging shares were Precision Drilling Corp , down 5.8 percent, Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd, down 5.0 percent, and BRP Inc, lower by 5.0 percent.

* On the TSX 88 issues rose and 146 fell as a 0.6-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 14 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 164.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Barrick Gold Corp , Encana Corp  and Bombardier Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 1.56 points, or 1.2 percent, while the financials sector slipped 3.07 points, or 1.0 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.05 percent, or $0.03, to $56.18 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.28 percent, or $0.17, to $59.91.

* The TSX is up 13.2 percent for the year.

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