TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,535.33, down 39.48 points.)
Stornoway Diamond Corp. (TSX:SWY). Materials. Up one cent, or 100 per cent, to two cents on 15.9 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 81 cents, or 3.33 per cent, to $23.55 on 6.7 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 12 cents, or 1.97 per cent, to $5.96 on 6.4 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 27 cents, or 3.48 per cent, to $8.02 on 5.3 million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Materials. Down 19 cents, or 2.82 per cent, to $6.54 on 4.6 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Down 17 cents, or 3.7 per cent, to $4.42 on 4 million shares.
Companies in the news:
Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Unchanged at $10.08. The last two remaining locations of discount retailer Zellers will shutter its doors early next year, says Hudson’s Bay Co. The retailer expects to close the Toronto and Ottawa locations in January. A company spokeswoman declined to specify how many employees work at the stores, saying “we do not break out store employment numbers.” In 2011, the company reached a roughly $1.8-billion deal to sell the leases of 189 Zellers stores to Target and close the remainder — save for three locations — by March 2013.
CannTrust Holdings Inc. (TSX:TRST). Up one cent to $2.33. CannTrust Holdings Inc. is laying off about 180 people — about 20 per cent of the Ontario-based cannabis company’s workforce — following repeated problems with both its product and how it has been produced. The move is expected to result in annual cash savings of about $9-million, as well as the company recording roughly $2-million in severance costs, the pot producer said. Most of the affected employees were in cultivation and customer service support roles.
The Canadian Press