NEW YORK (Reuters) – * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX <.GSPTSE> rose 12.20 points, or 0.08 percent, to 16,097.81.

* The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Canadian National Railway Co , with 10.1 net index points. Industrials were the top sector contributor with 13 net points.

* Leading the index were Element Fleet Management Corp  , up 12.1 percent, Aphria Inc  , up 7.5 percent, and Boyd Group Income Fund  , higher by 4.8 percent.

* Lagging shares were Semafo Inc  , down 4.6 percent, Yamana Gold Inc , down 3.7 percent, and Sandstorm Gold Ltd , lower by 3.6 percent.

* On the TSX 114 issues advanced and 129 declined as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 223.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Element Fleet Management Corp  , Aurora Cannabis Inc  and Bombardier Inc .

* The TSX’s energy group <.SPTTEN> rose 0.04 points, or 0.02 percent, while the financials sector <.SPTTFS> climbed 0.72 points, or 0.24 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures  rose 0.28 percent to $71.16 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.03 percent to $78.21 [O/R]

* The TSX is off 0.7 percent for the year.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch)

 

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