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TSX falls 0.54% to 16,517.85


The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX falls 0.54 percent to 16,517.85

* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX falls 0.54 percent to 16,517.85

* Leading the index were Ballard Power Systems Inc , up 7.7%, Jamieson Wellness Inc​ JWEL.TO, up 5.1%, and Corus Entertainment Inc​ CJRb.TO, higher by 3.1%.

* Lagging shares were Whitecap Resources Inc​​ WCP.TO, down 6.7%, Crescent Point Energy Corp​ CPG.TO, down 6.7%, and Vermilion Energy Inc​ VET.TO, lower by 5.5%.

* On the TSX 72 issues rose and 145 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 8 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 170.3 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Suncor Energy Inc SU.TO, Cenovus Energy Inc CVE.TO and Manulife Financial Corp MFC.TO.

* The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN fell 2.40 points, or 2.9%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS was unchanged, or 0.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 1.33%, or $0.57, to $42.25 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 1.31%, or $0.59, to $44.31 O/R

* The TSX is off 3.2% for the year.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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