NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 70.75 points, or 0.47 percent, to 15,046.28.
* On the TSX 140 issues rose and 95 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 241.0 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 2.81 points, or 1.88 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.39 points, or 0.5 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 3.11 percent, or $1.57, to $52.08 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 2.76 percent, or $1.63, to $60.62 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 5.1 percent for the year.
Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf