NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 36.35 points, or 0.24 percent, to 14,975.53.
* On the TSX 104 issues rose and 131 fell as a 0.8-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 8 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 228.5 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.27 points, or 0.18 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 0.08 points, or 0.03 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 1.8 percent, or $0.93, to $50.66 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 2.2 percent, or $1.33, to $59.15 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 4.6 percent for the year.
Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf