May 16, 2018 / 11:30 AM / 10 days ago

TSX rises 0.06 percent, boosted by industrials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 10.25 points, or 0.06 percent, to 16,108.06.

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

* The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Canadian National Railway with 13.3 net index points. The industrials sector was the top contributor with 9.8 net points. 

* Leading the index were CES Energy Solutions Corp , up 6.0 percent, First Quantum Minerals Ltd , up 5 percent, and West Fraser Timber Co Ltd , higher by 4.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were Linamar Corp , down 5.9 percent, Prometic Life Sciences Inc, down 5.3 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc, lower by 4.2 percent.

* On the TSX 119 issues advanced and 124 declined as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 13 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 196.7 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Baytex Energy Corp  and Aphria Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  rose 0.53 points, or 0.26 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.47 points, or 0.15 percent.

* Brent crude rose 1.03 percent, or $0.81, to $79.24 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 0.6 percent for the year.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch

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