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TSX rises  0.07 percent to 16,239.26


The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX 12.02 points, or 0.07 percent, to 16,239.26.

* The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 12.02 points, or 0.07 percent, to 16,239.26.

* Leading the index were MEG Energy Corp MEG.TO, up 12.3 percent, Dollarama Inc DOL.TO, up 11.3 percent, and Alacer Gold Corp ASR.TO, higher by 10.2 percent.

* Lagging shares were Hexo Corp HEXO.TO, down 8.4 percent, CannTrust Holdings Inc TRST.TO, down 4.2 percent, and Cronos Group Inc CRON.TO, lower by 4.0 percent.

* On the TSX 163 issues rose and 74 fell as a 2.2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 7 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 184.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp ECA.TO, Hexo Corp HEXO.TO and Manulife Financial Corp MFC.TO.

* The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 1.15 points, or 0.8 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.70 points, or 0.2 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 2.09 percent, or $1.07, to $52.21 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 2.28 percent, or $1.37, to $61.34 O/R

* The TSX is up 13.4 percent 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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