Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,095.02, up 218.02 points).
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Up 13 cents, or 6.1 per cent, to $2.26 on 28 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 22 cents, or 2.74 per cent, to $8.25 on 11 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 11 cents, or 4.66 per cent, to $2.47 on 7.5 million shares.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.88 per cent, to $4.60 on 6.5 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 12 cents, or 0.56 per cent, to $21.42 on 6.4 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up $1.52, or 3.54 per cent, to $44.50 on 5.6 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Up $1.31 or 3.1 per cent to $44.13. The grocery chain’s sales grew more than 15 per cent in its first full quarter since acquiring the Jean Coutu Group pharmacy chain. The acquisition helped boost Metro’s sales by 15.7 per cent to $3.74 billion for its fourth quarter, a 12-week period ending Sept. 29, compared to the same quarter the previous year, which lasted 13 weeks. Sales rose 2.5 per cent excluding Jean Coutu and the extra week. Food same-store sales, a key retail metric, increased 2.1 per cent, while pharmacy same-store sales advanced 1.8 per cent.
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Up $2.12, or five per cent to $44.64. Alberta’s cannabis Crown corporation has stopped issuing any new pot retail licences after only receiving 20 per cent of the stock it ordered amid a Canada-wide supply shortage. The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission had ordered enough cannabis product to stock up to 250 recreational pot shops for the first six months of legalization. The commission has also contacted all cannabis growers with federal licences to sell cannabis but has had “no success” due to the shortage.
The Canadian Press