CANADA STOCKS - TSX falls 0.29% to 20,402.66

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX falls 0.29 percent to 20,402.66

* Leading the index were Whitecap Resources Inc , up 9.3%, Enerplus Corp​, up 4.8%, and Parex Resources Inc​, higher by 4.1%.

* Lagging shares were Denison Mines Corp​​, down 7.6%, Cameco Corp​, down 5.7%, and Nexgen Energy Ltd​, lower by 5.6%.

* On the TSX 80 issues rose and 148 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 11 new lows, with total volume of 186.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, Whitecap Resources Inc and Bombardier Inc.

* The TSX's energy group rose 1.80 points, or 1.3%, while the financials sector slipped 0.40 points, or 0.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.89%, or $0.65, to $73.95 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.02%, or $0.79, to $78.04 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 17% for the year.

This summary was machine generated September 24 at 21:08.

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