- The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 107.93 points, or 0.69 percent, to 15729.4.
- The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Canadian National Railway with 11.68 net index points. Energy was the top sector contributor with 33.38 net points.
- Leading the index were Martinrea International Inc, up 10.2 percent, Pason Systems Inc, up 9.4 percent, and Nevsun Resources Ltd, higher by 8.8 percent.
- Lagging shares were Gildan Activewear Inc, down 5.2 percent, Altus Group Ltd, down 4.0 percent, and Enerflex Ltd, lower by 4.0 percent.
- On the TSX 169 issues advanced and 74 declined as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 180.6 million shares.
- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Baytex Energy Corp, Bombardier Inc and Manulife Financial Corp.
- The TSX’s energy group rose 1.32 points, or 0.67 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.09 points, or 0.37 percent.
- West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.94 percent, or $1.33, to $69.77 a barrel [O/R]
- The TSX is off 3 percent for the year.
Editing by Alden Bentley