August 29, 2019 / 11:25 AM / 2 months ago

TSX rises 0.69 percent to 16,384.49

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 rises  0.69 percent to 16,384.49

* Leading the index were BRP Inc , up 15.5 percent, Ensign Energy Services Inc , up 11.6 percent, and Nuvista Energy Ltd , higher by 7.9 percent.

* Lagging shares were Detour Gold Corp , down 5.7 percent, Alamos Gold Inc, down 5.7 percent, and Centerra Gold Inc, lower by 5.0 percent.

* On the TSX 175 issues rose and 62 fell as a 2.8-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 13 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 182.8 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 3.27 points, or 2.7 percent, while the financials sector climbed 3.09 points, or 1.1 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.38 percent, or $0.77, to $56.55 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.83 percent, or $0.5, to $60.99.

* The TSX is up 14.4 percent for the year.

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