The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.51 percent to 16,501.43 Leading the index were Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd , up 9.7%, Alacer Gold Corp , up 9.6%, and Endeavour Mining Corp , higher by 3.6%.Lagging shares were Centerra Gold Inc , down 15.8%, Maple Leaf Foods Inc, down 13.2%, and Hudbay Minerals Inc, lower by 4.9%.On the TSX 154 issues rose and 74 fell as a 2.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and 7 new lows, with total volume of 157.4 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Encana Corp , Yamana Gold Inc and B2gold Corp.
The TSX’s energy group fell 1.76 points, or 1.4%, while the financials sector climbed 1.33 points, or 0.4%.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.15%, or $0.64, to $54.9 a barrel. Brent crude fell 1.67% , or $1.03, to $60.56
The TSX is up 15.2% for the year.