NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 77.15 points, or 0.48 percent, to 16,225.65.
* On the TSX 143 issues advanced and 97 declined as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 11 new highs and 13 new lows, with total volume of 198.9 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.97 points, or 0.50 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.91 points, or 0.62 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.74 percent, or $0.48, to $65.49 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.85 percent, or $0.6, to $71.36 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 0.1 percent for the year.
Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch