TSX rises 0.19% to 16,418.14

FILE PHOTO: A Toronto Stock Exchange sign adorns a doorway at the Exchange Tower building in Toronto, Ontario, Canada January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.19 percent to 16,418.14

Leading the index were Alacer Gold Corp, up 5.9%, B2Gold Corp, up 4.5%, and Encana Corp, higher by 4%.

Lagging shares were Prairiesky Royalty Ltd, down 11.1%, Colliers International Group Inc, down 6.8%, and Canopy Growth Corp, lower by 4.7%.

On the TSX 129 issues rose and 100 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 4 new lows, with total volume of 178.1 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Enbridge Inc, Encana Corp and Prairiesky Royalty Ltd.

The TSX’s energy group rose 0.78 points, or 0.6%, while the financials sector climbed 0.70 points, or 0.2%.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.56%, or $0.31, to $55.5 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.06% , or $0.04, to $61.53 [O/R]

The TSX is up 14.6% for the year.