(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 77.51 points, or 0.54 percent, to 14,504.13.
* On the TSX 168 issues rose and 68 fell as a 2.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 1 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 251.8 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.18 points, or 0.12 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.01 points, or 0 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 1.48 percent, or $0.71, to $48.67 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 0.84 percent, or $0.48, to $57.54 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 1.3 percent for the year.
Reporting By Sinéad Carew