TSX ends the year down 11.6%

TSX ends the year down 11.6%

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 100.86 points, or 0.71 per cent, to 14,322.86.

For the year, the TSX fell 11.6 per cent.

Leading the index on Monday were Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd, up 6.6 per cent, Semafo Inc, up 6.5 per cent, and Baytex Energy Corp, higher by 6.2 per cent.

Lagging shares were Aphria Inc, down 7.9 per cent, Aurora Cannabis Inc, down 4.8 per cent, and MTY Food Group Inc, lower by 1.8 per cent.

On the TSX 206 issues rose and 31 fell as a 6.6-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were two new highs and two new lows, with total volume of 171.3 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Barrick Gold Corp, Aphria Inc and Aurora Cannabis Inc

The TSX’s energy group rose 1.40 points, or 1.03 per cent, while the financials sector climbed 1.07
points, or 0.4 per cent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.13 per cent, or $0.51, to US$45.84 a barrel. Brent crude
rose 1.77 per cent, or $0.94, to $54.15.

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