TSX rises 0.29% to 15,236.21

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 0.29 percent to 15,236.21

Leading the index were Alaris Royalty Corp <AD.TO>, up 9.8%, Hexo Corp , up 9.4%, and MAG Silver Corp , higher by 7.8%.

Lagging shares were Canopy Growth Corp , down 8.0%, NovaGold Resources Inc, down 6.9%, and Real Matters Inc, lower by 5.8%.

On the TSX 132 issues rose and 96 fell as a 1.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 4 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 246.4 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canadian Natural Resources Ltd , Hexo Corp and Bombardier Inc.

The TSX’s energy group rose 1.47 points, or 1.9%, while the financials sector climbed 3.66 points, or 1.5%.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.2%, or $0.07, to $35.56 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.9%, or $0.72, to $38.56 [O/R]

The TSX is off 10.7% for the year.