TSX rises 0.19% to 19,026.79

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.19 percent to 19,026.79

* Leading the index were Nexgen Energy Ltd , up 10.3%, Denison Mines Corp​, up 9.5%, and BlackBerry Ltd​, higher by 8.2%.

* Lagging shares were AcuityAds Holdings Inc​​, down 13.6%, Vermilion Energy Inc​, down 5.8%, and Crescent Point Energy Corp​, lower by 5.3%.

* On the TSX 128 issues rose and 96 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 20 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 214.6 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Toronto-dominion Bank, Tc Energy Corp and Suncor Energy Inc.

* The TSX's energy group fell 2.96 points, or 2.5%, while the financials sector climbed 1.44 points, or 0.4%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 4.33%, or $2.66, to $58.79 a barrel. Brent crude fell 3.99%, or $2.59, to $62.27 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 9.1% for the year.