TSX flat as gains in energy shares offset losses in other sectors
April 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was flat on
Monday, after closing at a record high in the previous session,
as gains in energy shares were offset by declines across other
* At 9:43 a.m. ET (1343 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's
S&P/TSX Composite index was down 6.52 points, or 0.04
percent, at 16,606.29.
* Ten of the index's 11 major sectors were lower, while the
energy sector gained 1.1 percent.
* Oil topped $74 per barrel on Monday, the highest since
November, as the United States was set to announce a further
clamp down on Iranian oil exports, tightening global supplies.
* U.S. crude prices were up 2.3 percent per barrel,
while Brent crude added 2.5 percent.
* The financials sector edged down 0.2 percent,
while the industrials sector fell 0.4 percent.
* The materials sector, which includes precious
and base metals miners, shed 0.3 percent.
* On the TSX, 106 issues were higher, while 128 issues
declined for a 1.21-to-1 ratio to the downside, with traded
volume touching 13.72 million shares.
* Top percentage gainers on the TSX were oil and gas
producers. Crescent Point jumped 4.7 percent, while
Baytex Energy Co rose 3.6 percent.
* CannTrust Holding fell 4.4 percent, the most on
the TSX, followed by a 2.6 percent decline in shares of Hudbay
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Prometic
Life Sciences, Crescent Point Energy Corp and
Stornoway Diamond Corp.
* The TSX posted five new 52-week highs and no new low.
* Across all Canadian issues, there were 29 new 52-week
highs and seven new lows, with total volume touching 28.16
(Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by James
First Published: 2019-04-22 15:43:28
Updated 2019-04-22 16:11:23
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