August 27, 2019 / 11:32 AM / 20 days ago

TSX rises 0.53 percent to 16,183.59

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 rises  0.53 percent to 16,183.59

* Leading the index were Pan American Silver Corp , up 8.0 percent, MAG Silver Corp , up 7.9 percent, and Iamgold Corp , higher by 7.9 percent.

* Lagging shares were Canopy Growth Corp , down 6.0 percent, Aphria Inc, down 5.7 percent, and Birchcliff Energy Ltd, lower by 5.4 percent.

* On the TSX 142 issues rose and 92 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 27 new highs and 22 new lows, with total volume of 229.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Emera Inc , Air Canada  and Encana Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.65 points, or 0.5 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.67 points, or 0.2 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.44 percent, or $1.31, to $54.95 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 1.36 percent, or $0.8, to $59.5.

* The TSX is up 13 percent for the year.

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