Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,426.62 up 213.87 points).
ClearStream Energy Services Inc. (TSX:CSM). Energy. Up four cents, or 114.3 per cent, to 7.5 cents on 12.6 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up seven cents, or 3.26 per cent to $2.22 on 10.8 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 11 cents, or 1.59 per cent, to $7.02 on 8.6 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Gold. Down two cents, or 0.11 per cent, to $17.55 on 6.6 million shares.
Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Materials. Up two cents, or 5.19 per cent, to 40.5 cents on 6.4 million shares.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 82 cents, or 1.91 per cent, to $43.72 on 5.8 million shares.
Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Up $1.17 or 15.9 per cent to $8.52. The retailer’s stock surged after an entity controlled by HBC executive chairman Richard Baker announced it picked up another eight per cent stake in the department store company. Baker and his Rupert of the Rhine LLC say they have acquired almost 18 million shares or 9.76 per cent of the outstanding shares from a subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board for $9.45 a share.
Canadian National Railways. (TSX:CNR). Up $2.01 or two per cent to $100.77. Analysts say Canada’s two major railways are well-positioned this year to weather potential economic headwinds and the U.S.-China trade war. DBRS analyst Amaury Baudouin says ongoing investments in new cars and track will bolster crude-by-rail and commodities shipments. The National Energy board says crude-by-rail exports spiked over the past year amid a pipeline shortage and a big discount on Western Canadian Select oil, hitting a record 327,229 barrels per day in October. Deutsche Bank analyst Seldon Clarke says the railways will also benefit from shipments of bulk commodities such as grain, potash and fertilizer due to a shift towards a more Western-style diet in China.
The Canadian Press