April 14, 2020 / 11:50 AM / a month ago

TSX rises 1.3% to 14,258.43

FILE PHOTO: 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 1.30 percent to 14,258.43 

Leading the index were Lightspeed POS Inc <LSPD.TO​>, up 14.0%, Shopify Inc​ (SHOP.TO), up 11.3%, and Ballard Power Systems Inc​ (BLDP.TO), higher by 11.1%.

Lagging shares were Enerflex Ltd​​ (EFX.TO), down 8.5%, Enerplus Corp​ (ERF.TO), down 7.3%, and Secure Energy Services Inc​ (SES.TO), lower by 7.1%.

On the TSX 143 issues rose and 82 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 9 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 336.0 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were B2gold Corp (BTO.TO), Yamana Gold Inc (YRI.TO) and Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO).

The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 1.07 points, or 1.6%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.32 points, or 0.5%.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 7.1%, or $1.59, to $20.82 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  fell 5.48%, or $1.74, to $30 [O/R]

The TSX is off 16.4% for the year.

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