TSX rises 0.45% to 14,811.56

FILE PHOTO: The Art Deco facade of the original Toronto Stock Exchange building is seen on Bay Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.45 percent to 14,811.56

* Leading the index were MEG Energy Corp <MEG.TO>, up 16.2%, Westshore Terminals Investment Corp , up 10.1%, and Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc , higher by 7.9%.

* Lagging shares were Winpak Ltd , down 9.1%, West Fraser Timber Co Ltd, down 4.9%, and Pason Systems Inc, lower by 4.4%.

* On the TSX 131 issues rose and 95 fell as a 1.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 9 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 297.6 million shares.

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

* The TSX’s energy group rose 0.13 points, or 0.2%, while the financials sector slipped 1.67 points, or 0.7%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 23.98%, or $4.89, to $25.28 a barrel. Brent crude rose 16.32%, or $4.44, to $31.64

* The TSX is off 13.2% for the year.