FILE PHOTO: A TMX Group sign, the company that runs the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), is seen in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
— The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.26 percent to 16,537.34
— Leading the index were SNC-Lavalin Group Inc (SNC.TO), up 12.4 percent, Hudbay Minerals Inc (HBM.TO), up 6.9 percent, and Secure Energy Services Inc (SES.TO), higher by 6.3 percent.
— Lagging shares were Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO), down 6.2 percent, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd (KL.TO), down 5.2 percent, and Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR.TO), lower by 4.2 percent.
— On the TSX 134 issues rose and 100 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 3 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 230.6 million shares.
— The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), Encana Corp ECA.TO and Royal Bank Of Canada (RY.TO).
— The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 3.02 points, or 2.3 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.21 points, or 0.7 percent.
— West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.55 percent, or $0.32, to $57.53 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 0.24 percent, or $0.15, to $62.44 [O/R]
— The TSX is up 15.5 percent for the year.