** Canadian insurer’s shares up 6.3 pct at C$38.48
** Stock soars as much as 10.5 pct, hits 2-1/2 year high on the TSX
** Q2 net operating income rises to C$126 mln from C$99 mln, helped by lower losses on claims and higher premiums.
** Operating EPS of C$1.36 beats estimates, EPS has beaten estimates for the 8th consecutive quarter
** More than 264,000 shares traded, 1.4x their 30-day moving avg
** Up to Tuesday’s close, Genworth MI Canada had risen 3.8 pct YTD