September 12, 2018 / 11:53 AM / 2 months ago

TSX falls 0.28 percent

FILE PHOTO: The Toronto Stock Exchange sign is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 45.23 points, or 0.28 percent, to 16,049.02.

* Lagging shares were Aphria Inc , down 3.7 percent, AltaGas Ltd, down 3.0 percent, and Boyd Group Income Fund (BYD_u.TO), lower by 2.6 percent.

* Leading percentage gainers were New Gold Inc , up 22.3 percent, Bausch Health Companies Inc , up 12.8 percent, and Hudson’s Bay Co  , higher by 7.8 percent.

* On the TSX 128 issues advanced and 110 declined as a 1.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 266.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Aphria Inc  and New Gold Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group  fell 0.63 points, or 0.34 percent, while the financials sector slipped 2.21 points, or -0.72 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.5 percent, or $1.04, to $70.28 a barrel. Brent crude  rose 0.81 percent, or $0.64, to $79.7 [O/R]

* The TSX is off about 1 percent for the year.

Reporting By Sinéad Carew

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