June 12, 2020 / 12:20 PM / 23 days ago

TSX rises 1.37% to 15,256.57

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 1.37 percent to 15,256.57 

* Leading the index were Shawcor Ltd <SCL.TO​>, up 35.9%, Secure Energy Services Inc​, up 12.9%, and Ballard Power Systems Inc​, higher by 10.7%.

* Lagging shares were Centerra Gold Inc​​, down 4.9%, Pretium Resources Inc​, down 4.7%, and Torex Gold Resources Inc​, lower by 3.4%.

* On the TSX 196 issues rose and 33 fell as a 5.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 2 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 340.4 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Air Canada and Hexo Corp.

* The TSX’s energy group rose 1.37 points, or 1.7%, while the financials sector climbed 4.79 points, or 1.9%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.61%, or $0.22, to $36.56 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 1.14%, or $0.44, to $38.99 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 10.6% for the year.

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