TSX rises 0.68% to 15,359.66

FILE PHOTO: The Toronto Stock Exchange sign is seen in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.68 percent to 15,359.66

**Leading the index were Torex Gold Resources Inc <TXG.TO>, up 9.3%, Shopify Inc, up 8.3%, and Mullen Group Ltd, higher by 8.2%.

**Lagging shares were Cineplex Inc, down 16.9%, Bombardier Inc, down 11.5%, and Shawcor Ltd, lower by 11.1%.

**On the TSX 129 issues rose and 97 fell as a 1.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 2 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 294.4 million shares.

**The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd and Air Canada.

**The TSX’s energy group fell 0.55 points, or 0.7%, while the financials sector slipped 1.10 points, or 0.4%.

**West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.23%, or $0.81, to $37.07 a barrel. Brent crude rose 2.71%, or $1.05, to $39.78 [O/R]

**The TSX is off 10% for the year.