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TSX rises 0.91% to 15,103.22

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 0.91 percent to 15,103.22

* Leading the index were Premium Brands Holdings Corp <PBH.TO>, up 12.6%, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd , up 7.8%, and Shopify Inc , higher by 6.2%.

* Lagging shares were Cascades Inc​​ , down 6.2%, Hudbay Minerals Inc​, down 5.7%, and Cominar REIT​ CUF_u.TO, lower by 5.5%.

* On the TSX 104 issues rose and 123 fell as a 0.8-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 9 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 249.6 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Manulife Financial Corp , Bombardier Inc and Enbridge Inc.

* The TSX’s energy group fell 0.59 points, or 0.8%, while the financials sector climbed 2.57 points, or 1.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.97%, or $0.24, to $24.5 a barrel. Brent crude fell 3.16%, or $0.98, to $29.99 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 11.5% for the year.

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