June 4, 2018 / 2:32 PM / in 2 years

CANADA STOCKS-TSX advances as financial stocks rise

June 4 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index climbed higher on Monday, led by the heavyweight financial sector and consumer discretionary stocks.

* At 9:52 a.m. ET (1352 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX Composite Index was up 67.25 points, or 0.42 percent, at 16,110.79.

* Shares of Royal Bank of Canada, up 0.7 percent, and Toronto-Dominion Bank, up 0.3 percent, provided the biggest boost to the financial group.

* All 11 of the index’s major sectors were higher, boosted by the financial sector which added 0.5 percent.

* The work agenda for the G7 summit in Quebec this week has been complicated by U.S. stance on trade, climate change and foreign policy, a source at the French president’s office said.

* On the TSX, 173 issues were higher, while 67 issues declined for a 2.58-to-1 ratio favouring gainers, with 15.66 million shares traded.

* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Nexgen Energy LtD, which jumped 5.7 percent, and Nevsun Resources Ltd, which rose 4.8 percent.

* Tahoe Resources fell 3.7 percent, the most on the TSX and the second biggest decliner was Fairfax Financial Holdings, down 1.5 percent.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd, Canopy Growth Corp and Aurora Cannabis Inv.

* The TSX posted 6 new 52-week highs and no new lows.

* Across all Canadian issues there were 24 new 52-week highs and 6 new lows, with total volume of 29.09 million shares. (Reporting by Amy Caren Daniel in Bengaluru)

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