TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,999.19, down 6.63 points.)
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 64 cents, or 18.29 per cent, to $4.14 on 35.6 million shares.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up 28 cents, or 31.46 per cent, to $1.17 on 14 million shares.
Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up 86 cents, or 33.99 per cent, to $3.39 on 13.2 million shares.
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $3.54, or 15.07 per cent, to $27.03 on 11 million shares.
Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Up two cents, or 10.81 cents, to 20.5 cents on 10 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up 60 cents, or 10.02 per cent, to $6.59 on 7.3 million shares.
Companies in the news:
Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR). Down 50 cents to $119.95. A strike at Canadian National Railway Co. has left Quebec with fewer than five days before it runs out of propane, said Premier Francois Legault, who warned of an "emergency" that could wreak havoc at hospitals, nursing homes and farms. The shortage comes as pressure mounts on the one-day-old Trudeau cabinet to reconvene Parliament ahead of schedule and legislate the 3,200 striking workers back to work. Quebec has already started to ration propane, narrowing it to less than half the typical six million litres per day, Legault said. The province has about 12 million litres in reserve.
Waterloo Brewing Ltd. (TSX:WBR). Down six cents to $3.06. Waterloo Brewing Ltd. says it has lost $2.1 million after scammers convinced the company to send money to a fraudulent third-party account. The Ontario brewery said Thursday that the "sophisticated" attack in November involved the impersonation of a creditor employee asking for multiple wire transfers. After discovering the scheme, the company said it initiated an analysis of all other transaction activity across all of its bank accounts, as well as a review of its internal systems and controls that included its computer networks to prevent further attacks.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Up 27 cents to $70.74. Loblaw Companies Ltd. launched a "curated marketplace" online Thursday that will include brands and products the company hasn't stocked before in a move aimed at setting the retailer up to compete with Amazon for Canadian market share. Canada's largest grocery chain said the marketplace includes more products, as well as a broader range of vendors than what was available before. The online marketplace is an expansion of the existing PC Express platform, which allows customers to buy groceries online and pick them up in store or opt for home delivery.
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP). Down 86 cents to $313.87. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has entered into a US$130-million deal to acquire the Central Maine and Quebec Railway, which operates the tracks at the centre of the Lac-Megantic disaster in 2013. CP Rail and Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC, a New York investment firm, announced a definitive agreement for 774 kilometres of track that provides access to ports in Searsport, Maine, and Saint John, N.B. The rail line encompasses the tracks that saw a runaway train hauling tanker cars loaded with volatile crude oil break loose and barrel into Lac-Megantic on July 6, 2013, where it derailed and exploded into a massive ball of fire that consumed much of the downtown core, killing 47 people.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2019.
The Canadian Press