NEW YORK (Reuters) -
* The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 73.25 points, or 0.47 percent, to 15,642.10.
* Leading the index were Nuvista Energy Ltd, up 8.6 percent, Aphria Inc, up 7.9 percent, and MEG Energy Corp, higher by 6.3 percent.
* Lagging shares were Nexgen Energy Ltd, down 5.7 percent, Yamana Gold Inc, down 5.5 percent, and Pretium Resources Inc, lower by 3.9 percent.
* On the TSX 153 issues rose and 82 fell as a 1.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 10 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 248.1 million shares.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc, Encana Corp and Aphria Inc.
* The TSX’s energy group rose 2.18 points, or 1.49 percent, while the financials sector climbed 2.02 points, or 0.69 percent.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.35 percent, or $0.71, to $53.12 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.54 percent, or $0.95, to $62.46.
* The TSX is up 9.2 percent for the year.
Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf