CANADA STOCKS - TSX rises 0.21% to 16,404.49

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 0.21 percent to 16,404.49

- Leading the index were Aphria Inc APHA.TO, up 8.4%, Yamana Gold Inc YRI.TO, up 7.6%, and Mullen Group Ltd MTL.TO, higher by 6.4%.

- Lagging shares were Celestica Inc CLS.TO, down 7.4%, Hexo Corp HEXO.TO, down 7.2%, and Boyd Group Income Fund BYD_u.TO, lower by 5.1%.

- On the TSX 121 issues rose and 104 fell as a 1.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 5 new highs and 8 new lows, with total volume of 172.8 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Yamana Gold Inc YRI.TO, Aurora Cannabis Inc ACB.TO and Encana Corp ECA.TO.

- The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 1.33 points, or 1.1%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.62 points, or 0.2%.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.8%, or $0.45, to $56.68 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 0.55% , or $0.34, to $62.01

- The TSX is up 14.5% for the year.