CANADA STOCKS - TSX rises 0.78% to 20,401.49

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.78 percent to 20,401.49

* Leading the index were Celestica Inc , up 17.3%, First Quantum Minerals Ltd​, up 7.5%, and Cenovus Energy Inc​, higher by 7.4%.

* Lagging shares were Telus International Cda Inc​​, down 8.8%, Franco-Nevada Corp​, down 2.5%, and Denison Mines Corp​, lower by 2.2%.

* On the TSX 166 issues rose and 61 fell as a 2.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 210.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Suncor Energy Inc and Cenovus Energy Inc.

* The TSX's energy group rose 5.04 points, or 3.9%, while the financials sector climbed 2.73 points, or 0.7%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.14%, or $1.51, to $72 a barrel. Brent crude rose 2.12%, or $1.58, to $75.94 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 17% for the year.

This summary was machine generated September 22 at 21:03.

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