TSX falls 0.10 percent

Businessmen pass the Toronto Stock Exchange sing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 16.81 points, or 0.10 percent, to 16,207.32.

* Leading the index were Baytex Energy Corp , up 10.7 percent, Gran Tierra Energy Inc , up 8.3 percent, and Paramount Resources Ltd , higher by 6.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were New Gold Inc , down 16.3 percent, First Quantum Minerals Ltd, down 7.1 percent, and Maxar Technologies Ltd, lower by 5.5 percent.

* On the TSX, 114 issues rose and 128 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 4 new highs and 4 new lows, with total volume of 231.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Baytex Energy Corp and Barrick Gold Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 4.66 points, or 2.46 percent, while the financials sector slipped 0.33 points, or 0.11 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.09 percent, or $1.48, to $72.26 a barrel. Brent crude rose 3.31 percent, or $2.61, to $81.41 [O/R]

* The TSX is flat for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak