August 23, 2019 / 11:44 AM / a month ago

TSX falls 1.33 percent to 16,037.58

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls  1.33 percent to 16,037.58

* Leading the index were Cargojet Inc , up 12.9 percent, Yamana Gold Inc , up 10 percent, and Pretium Resources Inc , higher by 9.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Birchcliff Energy Ltd , down 9.4 percent, Nuvista Energy Ltd, down 9.1 percent, and Bombardier Inc, lower by 8.1 percent.

* On the TSX 33 issues rose and 205 fell as a 0.2-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 18 new lows, with total volume of 225.4 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp , Bombardier Inc  and B2gold Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 3.91 points, or 3.1 percent, while the financials sector slipped 4.42 points, or 1.5 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 2.57 percent, or $1.42, to $53.93 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.25 percent, or $0.75, to $59.17.

* The TSX is up 12 percent for the year.

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