April 23, 2018 / 8:35 PM / 4 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher as oil prices support energy shares

 (Recasts, updates prices to close)
    TORONTO, April 23 (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index
ended higher on Monday, with gains in the price of U.S. crude
oil driving up shares of companies in the energy sector. 
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
          rose 67.74 points, or 0.44 percent, to 15,552.06.
Eight of the 10 main industry sectors on the index were
positive.
    
    * The energy sector added 1.4 percent. Canadian Natural
Resources climbed 2.2 percent to C$45.96. U.S. crude oil prices
       advanced 0.35 percent to settle at $68.64.      
    * The TSX posted 10 new 52-week highs and one new low.
Across all Canadian issues there were 28 new 52-week highs and
28 new lows.
    * The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was The Stars
Group          , which rose 15.2 percent, while the largest
decliner was Aurora Cannabis         , down 6.9 percent.
    * Among the most active Canadian stocks by volume were
Katanga Mining         , down 49.2 percent at C$0.91; Baytex
Energy Co         , up 5.3 percent at C$5.16, and Bombardier 
         , up 0.3 percent at C$4.01.

 (Reporting by John Tilak, editing by G Crosse)
  
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