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TSX rises 0.75% to 14,997.63

FILE PHOTO: A sign board displaying Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) stock information is seen in Toronto June 23, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.75 percent to 14,997.63

Leading the index were Frontera Energy Corp <FEC.TO​>, up 22.4%, Whitecap Resources Inc​ WCP.TO, up 16.5%, and Shawcor Ltd​ SCL.TO, higher by 15%.

Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc​​ ACB.TO, down 12.7%, Hexo Corp​ HEXO.TO, down 8.2%, and Cineplex Inc​ CGX.TO, lower by 4.3%.

On the TSX 149 issues rose and 79 fell as a 1.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 300.3 million shares.

The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO, Suncor Energy Inc SU.TO and Enbridge Inc ENB.TO.

The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 4.32 points, or 5.6%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 3.19 points, or 1.4%.

West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 4.88%, or $1.56, to $33.52 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1  rose 3.29%, or $1.14, to $35.79 [O/R]

The TSX is off 12.1% for the year.

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