Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,369.43, up 76.72 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 87 cents, or 8.95 per cent, to $10.59 on 31.3 million shares.
Red Eagle Mining Corp. (TSX:R). Metals. Down one cent, or 33.3 per cent, to two cents on 15.8 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Up eight cents, or 2.57 per cent, to $3.19 on 11.2 million shares.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up three cents, or 0.67 per cent to $4.50 on 10.5 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 62 cents, or 3.71 per cent, to $17.32 on 10.2 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up five cents, or 0.44 per cent, to $11.47 on 8.5 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO). Down 69 cents to $41.50. Imperial Oil says it will begin construction this year on its $2.6-billion Aspen oilsands project in northern Alberta less than a week after it received long-awaited approval from the Alberta government. Imperial's project would add 75,000 barrels per day of bitumen production to current output of about 300,000 bpd but won't start up until 2022, by which time many observers predict that new pipeline capacity will ease export bottlenecks and restore normal pricing levels.
Randgold Resources Ltd. (TSX:ABX). Down 26 cents to $17. Randgold shareholders have voted in favour of a merger with Barrick Gold Corp. Randgold says just over 95 per cent votes cast were in favour of the deal, representing about 70 per cent of outstanding shares. The proposed combination, announced in September, will add gold mine properties in Mali, Senegal, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo to Barrick's portfolio. The deal, which valued Randgold at about $7.9-billion when announced, will also see Randgold chief executive Mark Bristow move to the same role at Barrick.
CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A). Up $2.35 to $81.47. The information technology and consulting firm topped expectations as net earnings for the fourth quarter increased 40 per cent to $293.5 million as revenues reached about $2.8 billion, up from $2.61 billion. Adjusted profits excluding a $22-million restructuring charge increased 12.4 per cent to $ 309.8 million or $ 1.09 per share. For the full year, CGI generated net earnings of $ 1.1 billion or $3.95 per share, up 10.3 per cent from its 2017 financial year. Revenue soared by 6.1 per cent to $11.5 billion.
The Canadian Press