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TSX Finishes Positive

Energy Stocks Lead Way

Equities in Canada’s largest centre moved doggedly ahead Monday, having the stock stage all to themselves with folks down south enjoying a holiday. Energy and health-care issues showed leadership.

The TSX gained 47.64 points to conclude Monday at 19,967.95.

Energy, as indicated, led the gainers, with Headwater Exploration acquiring 13 cents, or 2%, to $6.50, while Secure Energy captured 11 cents, or 1.8%, to $6.20.

In health-care, Bausch Health Companies racked up gains of 23 cents, or 2.1%, to $11.30, while Canopy Growth eked up three cents, or 2.5%, to $1.23.

In real-estate, Killam Apartment REIT jumped 23 cents, or 1.3%, to $17.50, while Primaris REIT collected 15 cents, or 1.2%, to $12.90.

Consumer discretionary stocks did not fare so well, with Restaurant Brands shedding $1.39, or 1.4%, to $98.30, while Aritzia lost 45 cents, or 1.2%, to $36.19.

In consumer staples, Alimentation Couche-Tard dropped 79 cents, or 1.2%, to $66.60 while George Weston fell $1.49 to $163.45.

In gold, NovaGold dipped 19 cents, or 2.6%, to $7.02, while Seabridge Gold toppled 23 cents, or 1.3%, to $18.12.
Oil prices regained 37 cents to $73.04 U.S. a barrel.
Gold prices lost $1.90 to $1,961.20 U.S. an ounce.


The TSX Venture Exchange gained 2.76 points to 606.85.

All but three of the 12 TSX subgroups gained ground Monday, with energy rumbling 0.8%, health-care surging 0.7%, and real-estate up 0.6%.

The three laggards were consumer discretionary stocks and consumer staples, each lower by 0.5%, while gold dulled 0.4%.


U.S. markets are shuttered for Memorial Day