TSX rises 0.79 percent

FILE PHOTO: The shadows of tables and chairs are cast on frosted glass from the reflected late afternoon sunlight shining from a nearby tower, at an office building in the financial district of Toronto September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

NEW YORK (Reuters) - - The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX rose 119.05 points, or 0.79 percent, to 15,182.64, bouncing from its worst one-day drop since Oct 24.

- Leading the index were Cominar REIT  , up 5.5 percent, Hudson's Bay Co , up 5 percent, and Crescent Point Energy Corp , higher by 4.8 percent.

- Lagging shares were Aphria Inc , down 16.5 percent, Aurora Cannabis Inc, down 12.8 percent, and Canopy Growth Corp, lower by 10.1 percent.

- On the TSX 147 issues rose and 87 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 4 new highs and 18 new lows, with total volume of 179.7 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aphria Inc , Aurora Cannabis Inc  and Bombardier Inc.

- The TSX's energy group  rose 3.93 points, or 2.60 percent, while the financials sector climbed 0.83 points, or 0.29 percent.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.39 percent, or $0.21, to $53.04 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.55 percent, or $0.34, to $61.74 [O/R]

- The TSX is off 6.3 percent for the year.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak)