Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,057.09, down 33.18 points).
RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up. 8.5 cents, or 94.4 per cent, to 17.5 cents on 39.4 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up $1.33, or 6.53 per cent, to $21.70 on 16 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 14 cents, or 1.7 per cent, to $8.26 on 15.1 million shares.
Iron Bridge Resources Inc. (TSX:IBR). Energy. Up 15 cents, or 21.4 per cent, to 85 cents on 9.5 million shares.
Orosur Mining Inc. (TSX:OMI). Base metals. Up 4.5 cents, or 150 per cent, to 7.5 cents on 8.3 million shares.
HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Up 71 cents, or 10.1 per cent, to $7.74 on 7.9 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Consumer staples. Down eight cents to $67.72 on 347,000 shares. The supermarket chain will record a $368-million tax charge related to its former Barbadian banking subsidiary Glenhuron Bank Ltd. after a recent Tax Court of Canada ruling. The grocery conglomerate said Monday it plans to appeal the ruling that was issued last week. The tax court decision centres on the Canada Revenue Agency’s reassessments of Glenhuron for several tax years dating as far back as 2001.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Industrials. Down 27 cents to $53.36 on 265,000 shares. The preliminary inquiry into SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has been shortened and pushed back six weeks, rescheduled to begin following the activation of a new Criminal Code provision that its lawyer says will work in its favour. The provision, which comes into force later this month, enables deferred prosecution agreements. The Quebec court hearing, initially slated to kick off Monday and run for 50 days, relates to criminal fraud charges against the Montreal-based engineering and construction giant.
RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Up. 8.5 cents to 17.5 cents on 39.4 million shares. The junior minor said it struck gold in Western Australia. Over the last week it pulled out 9,250 ounces of gold, worth some $15 million, from a 130-tonne cut of rock about 500 metres underground at its Beta Hunt mine. The find includes a single 95-kilogram chunk that contains 2,440 ounces for a value of about $3.8 million, and a second 63 kilogram stone holding about 1,620 ounces.
The Canadian Press