(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 35.69 points, or 0.24 percent, to 14,939.18.
* On the TSX 133 issues rose and 99 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 248.9 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.18 points, or 0.12 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.56 points, or 0.2 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 1.71 percent, or $0.9, to $51.69 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 1.83 percent, or $1.13, to $60.55 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 4.3 percent for the year.
Reporting By Sinéad Carew