Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,056.51, down 35.56 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 39 cents, or 3.68 per cent, to $10.20 on 17.3 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 25 cents, or 1.1 per cent, to $22.23 on 12.9 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up five cents, or 1.77 per cent, to $2.88 on 11.9 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 19 cents, or 2.03 per cent, to $9.17 on 9.7 million shares.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Down 14 cents, or 3.43 per cent, to $3.94 on 9.6 million shares.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 45 cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $48.91 on 7 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Up 94 cents, or 2.6 per cent to $36.77. Alberta’s crude curtailment plan is working so well to support western Canadian oil prices that it won’t likely be needed for too much longer, say executives at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. The company blamed low oil prices for a net loss of $776 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with a profit of $396 million a year earlier, but announced a 12 per cent increase in its quarterly dividend to 37.5 cents per share.
Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY). Down $4.53 or 10.65 per cent to $38. Spin Master shares were hit after the toy and entertainment company said earnings dropped and it warned of lingering disruptions from the U.S. bankruptcy of Toys R Us. The Toronto-based company says the liquidation of the roughly 700 U.S. Toys R Us stores will continue to disrupt the retail landscape for the first half of the year. Spin Master said its fourth-quarter profit decreased to US$6.1 million from US$25.5 million a year earlier.
Recipe Unlimited Corp. (TSX:RECP). Up 21 cents to $27.51. The restaurant chain formerly called Cara Operations raised its dividend five per cent to 11.21 cents per share despite seeing its profit fall in its most recent quarter, hurt by restructuring and other costs. The chain behind Swiss Chalet and Harvey’s said its profit dropped to $9 million from $27.3 million a year earlier. Adjusted earnings dipped to $34.9 million from $36.3 million.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. — Crescent Point Energy lost $2.39 billion in its latest quarter as the company took a one-time charge related to its plant and equipment. The most recent quarter included a $3.69-billion impairment charge related to plant and equipment. On an adjusted basis, Crescent Point says it lost $16.3 million for the quarter compared with $35.1 million a year ago.
The Canadian Press