NEW YORK (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX .GSPTSE rose 99.96 points, or 0.66 percent, to 15,211.22.
* On the TSX 160 issues rose and 76 fell as a 2.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 1 new lows, with total volume of 257.1 million shares.
* The TSX’s energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.66 points, or 0.44 percent, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 2.36 points, or 0.83 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 0.1 percent, or $0.05, to $52.26 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 0.16 percent, or $0.1, to $61.22 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 6.2 percent for the year.
Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf