Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,944.09, down 68.56 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 22 cents, or 2.93 per cent, to $7.29 on 13.6 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Up one cent, or 0.45 per cent, to $2.25 on 10 million shares.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down 13 cents, or 2.97 per cent, to $4.25 on 6.6 million shares.
Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX:LGO). Metals. Down 40 cents, or 12.08 per cent, to $2.91 on 6.5 million shares.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU). Metals. Down two cents, or 0.34 per cent, to $5.95 on 6 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down four cents, or 1.64 per cent, to $2.40 on 4.6 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
The Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Up six cents to $70.15. Scotiabank plans to sell its banking operations in nine Caribbean countries and its insurance operations in two other regional markets — and its chief executive expects more international divestments in the pipeline. The bank signed an agreement to sell its banking operations in “non-core” markets — including Grenada, St. Maarten and St. Lucia — to Republic Financial Holdings Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The bank also said its subsidiaries in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will sell their insurance operations to and partner with Sagicor Financial Corp. Ltd.
Ensign Energy Services Inc. (TSX:ESI) Down 48 cents or 9.3 per cent to $4.70. Precision Drilling Corp. says it is entitled to a $20-million break fee after Ensign announced Tuesday that it will take control of Trinidad Drilling Ltd. by acquiring a majority of Trinidad’s shares. Calgary-based Precision, the largest driller in Canada, said the fee is owed as part of the Oct. 5 arrangement it had with Trinidad after terminating the friendly deal following Ensign’s success. Ensign says 56.38 per cent of Trinidad shares have been tendered by its Tuesday deadline. The 154.1 million shares are in addition to the 26.9 million it also owns, raising its stake in Trinidad to 66.18 per cent.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Free trade agreements with Europe and the United States prevent Via Rail from favouring Bombardier in the awarding of contracts, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says. Garneau reacted this morning to a report that Via Rail is preparing to award a $1-billion contract for new trains to the German firm Siemens AG. La Presse reported the Crown Corporation is negotiating the terms of the contract with Siemens after its submission beat out Bombardier Transportation and third-place Spanish company Talgo Inc.