June 4, 2019 / 2:10 PM / 2 months ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX slightly higher on gains in energy, financials

June 4 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose marginally on Tuesday, as gains in financial and energy stocks were kept in check amid broader concerns of a global economic slowdown.

* At 9:45 a.m. ET (1345 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 54.74 points, or 0.34%, at 16,070.63.

* Nine of the index’s 11 major sectors were higher.

* The energy sector climbed 0.5%, led by gains in shares of Precision Drilling.

* The financials sector added 0.4%, led by gains in shares of Home Capital Group Inc.

* The materials sector, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, gained 0.2%.

* On the TSX, 164 issues were higher, while 73 issues declined for a 2.25-to-1 ratio favoring gainers, with 27.71 million shares traded.

* The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Canfor Corp , which jumped 6.3%, followed by shares of Interfor Corp , up 4.1%.

* OceanaGold Corp fell 2.5%, the most on the TSX, followed by shares of Summit Industrial REIT, down 2.4%.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Husky Energy , Argex Titanium Inc and Suncor Energy.

* The TSX posted four new 52-week highs and no new low.

* Across Canadian issues, there were 12 new 52-week highs and eight new lows, with total volume of 40.20 million shares. (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)

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