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TSX falls 0.04 percent, materials weigh

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

NEW YORK (Reuters) -

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 6.30 points, or 0.04 percent, to 16,561.12.

* The biggest contributor to the TSX loss was Toronto-Dominion Bank with 5.3 net index points. Materials was the top sector contributor with 6.9 net points.

* Leading the index were CES Energy Solutions Corp , up 3.2 percent, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd , up 2.9 percent, and Birchcliff Energy Ltd , higher by 2.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were Alaris Royalty Corp , down 3.7 percent, Cascades Inc, down 3.7 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc, lower by 3.5 percent.

* On the TSX, 108 issues advanced and 130 declined as a 0.8-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 9 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 140.6 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Bombardier Inc and Cenovus Energy Inc.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.55 percent, or $0.39, to $70.72 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.71 percent, or $0.53, to $74.98 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 2.2 percent for the year.

Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf

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