TSX at three-week high as miners gain with metals prices

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Monday to a three-week high as gains in the prices of commodities such as gold and silver helped drive up shares of mining companies.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index closed up 76.21 points, or 0.49 percent, at 15,714.66, its highest since Feb. 2.

* Nine of the 10 main sectors on the index were in positive territory.

* The TSX posted seven new 52-week highs and two new lows. Across all Canadian issues there were 30 new 52-week highs and 20 new lows.

* The largest percentage gainer on the TSX was Tahoe Resources THO.TO, which rose 20.8 percent, while the largest decliner was Maxar Technologies Ltd MAXR.TO, down 7.7 percent.

* Among the most active Canadian stocks by volume were Bombardier BBDb.TO, up 2.3 percent to C$4.07; Aurora Cannabis ACB.TO, down 3.9 percent to C$10.16 and Aphria Inc APH.TO, down 7.0 percent to C$12.92.

* The materials sector, which includes mining stocks, was up 0.7 percent. The prices of gold, silver and copper were all trading higher.

Reporting by John Tilak; Editing by James Dalgleish