Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,167.56, down 20.54 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 19 cents, or 1.44 per cent, to $13.03 on 22.9 million shares.
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Down 41 cents, or 7.48 per cent, to $5.07 on 11.8 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down 38 cents, or 1.61 per cent, to $23.20 on 9.1 million shares.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up 38 cents, or 9.52 per cent, to $4.37 on 8.1 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 20 cents, or 2.04 per cent, to $9.99 on 7.8 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 33 cents, or 1.93 per cent, to $17.43 on 6.8 million shares.
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Up 38 cents to $72.35. The publisher of Toronto Life, Weddingbells and Fashion Magazine will acquire the last of Rogers Media’s consumer-oriented print and digital publications in a deal that seems at odds with the prevailing pessimism about traditional media. Seven print and digital titles — including Maclean’s and the French and English versions of Chatelaine — will move from Rogers Media to St. Joseph Communications, a privately owned printing and publishing company based in Toronto.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 53 cents to $34.24. The chief executive of SNC-Lavalin says he never cited the protection of 9,000 Canadian jobs as a reason it should be granted a remediation agreement to avoid a criminal trial on allegations the company paid millions of dollars in bribes to obtain government business in Libya. Neil Bruce said if the engineering firm is convicted and barred from bidding on federal contracts here at home its workers would end up working for the Montreal-based company’s foreign rivals.
Power Financial Corp. (TSX:PWF). Up 16 cents to $30.99. Power Financial is increasing its quarterly dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $478 million. The Montreal-based company’s quarterly payment to shareholders will go up by 5.2 per cent to 45.55 cents per common share. Power Financial also reported a profit of 67 cents per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31 compared with a profit of $225 million or 32 cents per share in the last three months of 2017.
The Canadian Press