TSX rises  0.49 percent to 16,449.35

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 0.49 percent to 16,449.35

- Leading the index were Torex Gold Resources Inc TXG.TO, up 4.9 percent, Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO, up 4.5 percent, and Linamar Corp LNR.TO, higher by 4.4 percent.

- Lagging shares were Secure Energy Services Inc SES.TO, down 8.7 percent, Cronos Group Inc CRON.TO, down 3.1 percent, and Aurora Cannabis Inc ACB.TO, lower by 2.8 percent.

- On the TSX 157 issues rose and 71 fell as a 2.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 11 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 183.2 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Toronto-dominion Bank TD.TO, Aurora Cannabis Inc ACB.TO and Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO.

- The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN fell 0.30 points, or 0.2 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.98 points, or 0.7 percent.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.8 percent, or $0.42, to $52.87 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 1.21 percent, or $0.7, to $58.41 [O/R]

- The TSX is up 14.8 percent for the year.