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TSX rises 0.25 percent to 16,899.69

FILE PHOTO: A TMX Group sign, the company that runs the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), is seen in Toronto, June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

- The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.25 percent to 16,899.69

- Leading the index were Hexo Corp HEXO.TO, up 11.5 percent, First Quantum Minerals Ltd FM.TO, up 9 percent, and Nexgen Energy Ltd NXE.TO, higher by 7.3 percent.

- Lagging shares were CannTrust Holdings Inc TRST.TO, down 5.0 percent, Canopy Growth Corp WEED.TO, down 3.8 percent, and Superior Plus Corp SPB.TO, lower by 2.4 percent.

- On the TSX 149 issues rose and 81 fell as a 1.8-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 16 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 500.7 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Husky Energy Inc HSE.TO, Encana Corp ECA.TO and First Quantum Minerals Ltd FM.TO.

- The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.71 points, or 0.5 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.25 points, or 0.4 percent.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.07 percent, or $0.04, to $58.09 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 0.47 percent, or $0.3, to $64.7 [O/R]

- The TSX is up 18 percent for the year.

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