TSX rises 0.75% to 14,997.63
The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.75 percent to 14,997.63
Leading the index were Frontera Energy Corp , up 22.4%, Whitecap Resources Inc , up 16.5%, and Shawcor Ltd , higher by 15%.
On the TSX 149 issues rose and 79 fell as a 1.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 300.3 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Suncor Energy Inc and Enbridge Inc.
The TSX's energy group rose 4.32 points, or 5.6%, while the financials sector climbed 3.19 points, or 1.4%.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 4.88%, or $1.56, to $33.52 a barrel. Brent crude rose 3.29%, or $1.14, to $35.79 [O/R]
The TSX is off 12.1% for the year.