February 27, 2020 / 12:37 PM / a month ago

TSX falls 1.9% to 16,717.44

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. Canada's main stock index was little changed on Monday as weakness in financial and energy shares offset gains in the materials sector. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

- The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 1.90 percent to 16,717.44 

- Leading the index were Pason Systems Inc , up 3.4%, Stantec Inc , up 2.3%, and Jamieson Wellness Inc , higher by 2.7%.

- Lagging shares were Ballard Power Systems Inc , down 12.6%, Vermilion Energy Inc, down 8.8%, and Pan American Silver Corp, lower by 8.3%.

- On the TSX 30 issues rose and 200 fell as a 0.2-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were no and 49 new lows, with total volume of 232.7 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Toronto-dominion Bank  and Aurora Cannabis Inc.

- The TSX’s energy group  fell 3.22 points, or 2.7%, while the financials sector slipped 6.61 points, or 2.1%.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 4.08%, or $1.99, to $46.74 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 3.05% , or $1.63, to $51.8 [O/R]

- The TSX is off 2% for the year.

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