NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 98.06 points, or 0.60 percent, to 16,323.71.
* On the TSX 168 issues advanced and 72 declined as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 11 new highs and 8 new lows, with total volume of 173.9 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 1.16 points, or 0.60 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.74 points, or 0.56 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.6 percent, or $0.39, to $65.85 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.45 percent, or $0.32, to $71.75 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 0.7 percent for the year.
Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch