February 28, 2019 / 9:15 PM / 5 months ago

CANADA STOCKS - TSX falls 0.47 percent

NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 75.29 points, or 0.47 percent, to 15,999.01. * Leading the index were AltaGas Ltd, up 7.5 percent after its quarterly results and outlook, Encana Corp up 6.7 percent following results, and Bombardier Inc, higher by 6.5 percent. * Lagging shares were Transcontinental Inc, down 12.1 percent after first quarter earnings, Cascades Inc , down 9.5 percent, and Seven Generations Energy Ltd , lower by 9.1 percent. * On the TSX 94 issues rose and 138 fell as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 304.1 million shares. * The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp, Bombardier Inc and Aurora Cannabis Inc . * The TSX’s energy group fell 0.73 points, or 0.5 percent, while the financials sector slipped 2.53 points, or 0.8 percent. * West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.46 percent, or $0.26, to $57.2 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.56 percent, or $0.37, to $66.02 * The TSX is up 11.7 percent for the year. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak)

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