(Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 105.17 points, or 0.65 percent, to 16,371.78.
* The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Canadian Natural Resources with 9.5 net index points. Energy was the top sector contributor.
* The leading percentage gainers were Transcontinental Inc , up 5.5 percent, Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp , up 4.2 percent, and Cenovus Energy Inc , higher by 4.1 percent.
* Lagging shares were Centerra Gold Inc , down 6.0 percent, New Gold Inc, down 3.5 percent, and Intertape Polymer Group Inc, lower by 2.3 percent.
* On the TSX 156 issues advanced and 86 declined as a 1.8-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and 5 new lows, with total volume of 141.5 million shares.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Aurora Cannabis Inc and Cenovus Energy Inc.
* The TSX’s energy group rose 2.88 points, or 1.41 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.25 points, or 0.42 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.21 percent, or $0.88, to $73.82 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.41 percent, or $0.32, to $77.07 [O/R]
* The TSX is up 1 percent for the year.
Reporting By Sinéad Carew