NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 64.98 points, or 0.43 percent, to 15,111.26.
* On the TSX 139 issues rose and 93 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 4 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 248.4 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN fell 0.99 points, or 0.65 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.96 points, or 1.05 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 0.56 percent, or $0.29, to $52.4 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 1.24 percent, or $0.75, to $61.39 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 5.5 percent for the year.
Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf