December 19, 2019 / 12:33 PM / 7 months ago

TSX rises 0.19% to 17,064.04

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

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises  0.19 percent to 17,064.04 

* Leading the index were SNC-Lavalin Group Inc , up 6.1%, Crescent Point Energy Corp , up 5.4%, and Aurora Cannabis Inc , higher by 5.3%.

* Lagging shares were ECN Capital Corp , down 3.9%, Gibson Energy Inc, down 3.1%, and Richelieu Hardware Ltd, lower by 2.8%.

* On the TSX 135 issues rose and 90 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 207.5 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 2.29 points, or 1.6%, while the financials sector slipped 0.12 points, or 0.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.61%, or $0.37, to $61.3 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.5% , or $0.33, to $66.5

* The TSX is up 19.1% for the year.

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