SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 50.37 points, or 0.31 percent, to 16,347.34.
* On the TSX 139 issues advanced and 100 declined as a 1.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 200.1 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 3.33 points, or 1.69 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.08 points, or 0.35 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 3.13 percent, or $2.06, to $67.9 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 2.88 percent, or $2.09, to $74.72 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 0.9 percent for the year.
Reporting by Noel Randewich