NEW YORK (Reuters) - - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 68.10 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,910.81 as oil prices rose in the wake of the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to quit a nuclear deal with Iran. [nL8N1SF6BK]
- West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 3.07 percent, or $2.12, to $71.18 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 3.22 percent, or $2.41, to $77.26. [O/R]
- The biggest contributor to the TSX gain/loss was Enbridge ENB.TO.xx with 13.2 net index points. Energy was the top sector contributor with 32.8 net points added to the index.
- On the TSX 121 issues advanced and 126 declined as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 15 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 248.8 million shares.
- The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 2.48 points, or 1.24 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.50 points, or 0.5 percent.
- The TSX is off 1.8 percent for the year.
Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak