June 8, 2020 / 11:48 AM / a month ago

TSX rises 0.76% to 15,974.91

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 0.76 percent to 15,974.91 

* Leading the index were Shawcor Ltd <SCL.TO​>, up 44.5%, Hexo Corp​, up 44.4%, and Bombardier Inc​, higher by 23.4%.

* Lagging shares were NovaGold Resources Inc​​, down 11.6%, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc​, down 3.7%, and Tourmaline Oil Corp​, lower by 3.5%.

* On the TSX 168 issues rose and 58 fell as a 2.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There was 1 new high and no new lows, with total volume of 442.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc, Hexo Corp and Baytex Energy Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 2.66 points, or 2.9%, while the financials sector climbed 2.85 points, or 1.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 3.46%, or $1.37, to $38.18 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 3.52%, or $1.49, to $40.81

* The TSX is off 6.4% for the year.

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