TSX rises 0.36 percent

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

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 56.05 points, or 0.36 percent, to 15,540.60.

Leading the index were Eldorado Gold Corp, up 27.5 percent, Aphria Inc, up 13.5 percent, and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd , higher by 9.2 percent.

Lagging shares were Methanex Corp, down 5.3 percent, Seven Generations Energy Ltd, down 4.8 percent, and Nuvista Energy Ltd, lower by 4.8 percent.

On the TSX 150 issues rose and 86 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 13 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 285.9 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aphria Inc, Aurora Cannabis Inc and Bombardier Inc.

The TSX’s energy group fell 1.60 points, or 1.06 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.22 points, or 0.08 percent.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.39 percent, or $0.21, to $54.02 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.41 percent, or $0.25, to $61.9 [O/R]

The TSX is up 8.5 percent for the year.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak