CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits 2009 high on commodity rally, U.S. data
* TSX gains 1.45 percent to 11,495.83
* Mining, energy and financial sectors all rally
* Commodity prices, U.S. data provide boost (Adds analyst comment, stock quotes)
By Pav Jordan
TORONTO, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index surged on Tuesday to its highest closing level of 2009, as a commodity price rally and firm U.S. data spurred gains in heavily weighted materials, energy and financial shares.
The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 163.79 points, or 1.45 percent, to 11,495.83, its highest close since Oct 1.
Six of the index's 10 main groups advanced, led by a 2.53 percent gain in materials, which include gold miners, and a 2.08 percent climb in energy. The influential financials group was up 1.22 percent.
"Gold is up...back over $1,000 and that's got all our gold stocks going again and from the other side oil is doing well and is back over $70 again. And the financials are even helping a little bit here," said John Kinsey, portfolio manager at Caldwell Securities Ltd in Toronto.
"We're kind of hitting on all three cylinders." Continued...