(Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE fell 34.06 points, or 0.21 percent, to 16,296.97.
* On the TSX 126 issues advanced and 112 declined as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 9 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 212.9 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.79 points, or 0.40 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 1.12 points, or -0.36 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 1.34 percent, or $0.89, to $67.32 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.43 percent, or $0.31, to $72.52 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 0.5 percent for the year.
Reporting By Sinéad Carew