FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an old Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) sign in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 0.34 percent to 16,335.93
* Leading the index were Cronos Group Inc (CRON.TO), up 5.7%, MEG Energy Corp (MEG.TO), up 5.6%, and Aphria Inc (APHA.TO), higher by 4.5%.
* Lagging shares were FirstService Corp (FSV.TO), down 8.4%, Rogers Communications Inc (RCIb.TO), down 7.8%, and Altus Group Ltd (AIF.TO), lower by 5.5%.
* On the TSX 106 issues rose and 121 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 181.6 million shares.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp ECA.TO, Baytex Energy Corp (BTE.TO) and Aurora Cannabis Inc (ACB.TO).
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.59 points, or 0.5%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 0.62 points, or 0.2%.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 2.46%, or $1.34, to $55.82 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 2.24% , or $1.34, to $61.04
* The TSX is up 14.1% for the year.