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Friday's small-cap stocks to watch

Gillian Livingston

Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.

Montreal-based Quebecor (QBR.B-T;QBR.A-T) said it welcomed the Competition Bureau's decision to approve the sale of Archambault Group's retail book stores business to privately held Renaud-Bray, North America's biggest French-language bookseller with 30 outlets. The sale, which was announced on May 19, includes the 14 Archambault stores, the archambault.ca site, and the English-language Paragraphe Bookstore.

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Before the Bell: Futures extend losses after jobs data

Jennifer Dowty

Jennifer Dowty, Chartered Financial Analyst, writes exclusively for Globe Unlimited subscribers. The Before the Bell report is updated throughout the premarket to reflect latest developments.

Good Friday morning to you.

This morning, it's all about jobs numbers. The U.S. August non-farm payroll data was below expectations at 173,000. However, the key takeaway was the positive revision to the prior month, revised up to 245,000 from 215,000, and the decline in the unemployment rate to 5.1 per cent from 5.3 per cent last month. The positive revision and decline in the unemployment rate have led investors to speculate that the strengthening U.S. economy will lead to an interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve this month.

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Thursday's small-cap stocks to watch

Gillian Livingston

Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.

Canadian Western Bank Group (CWB-T) reported revenues of $260.1-million for the third quarter ended July 31, up from $157.9-million a year ago. The bank reported adjusted cash earnings per share of 65 cents, down 3 per cent from a year ago, and lower than analysts' expectations of 67 cents per share.

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Before the Bell: Markets positive, pullback a time to buy

Jennifer Dowty

Jennifer Dowty, Chartered Financial Analyst, writes exclusively for Globe Unlimited subscribers. The Before the Bell report is updated throughout the premarket to reflect latest developments.

Good Thursday morning to you.

Futures are pointing to a slightly higher open for equity markets in the U.S. and a neutral day for the S&P/TSX composite index. In the U.S. , Dow futures are up around 50 points, the S&P 500 futures are up by 6 points, and Nasdaq futures are up 12 points. In Canada, S&P/TSX 60 Index futures are relatively flat, down 1 point. It will likely be a rather neutral and quiet day in the markets, with Chinese markets closed and with investors sitting on the sidelines until we get U.S. non-farm payroll data out tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Top Links: Oil markets unhinged from fundamentals

Scott Barlow

A roundup of what The Globe and Mail’s market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the World Wide Web.

The West Texas Intermediate crude price is trading 1.9 per cent lower at time of writing as energy investors, professional and retail alike, continue to have their portfolios chopped to ribbons on wild daily swings in the commodity price.

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Wednesday's small-cap stocks to watch

Gillian Livingston

Our roundup of Canadian small-caps of between $100-million and $2.5-billion in market capitalization making news and on the move today.

Calgary-based Northern Frontier Corp. (FFF-X) said it has agreed to acquire SL Oilfield Construction Ltd., an oilfield construction service provider based in Whitecourt, Alta. for $4.6-million in cash, shares and the assumption of debt. SL Oilfield’s business is providing road and land preparation and reclamation services primarily for oil and natural gas drilling activity.

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Before the Bell: Markets set to bounce after selloff

Jennifer Dowty

Jennifer Dowty, Chartered Financial Analyst, writes exclusively for Globe Unlimited subscribers. The Before the Bell report is updated throughout the premarket to reflect latest developments.

Good Wednesday morning to you.

Markets are set for a slight comeback today, but not enough to offset Tuesday’s losses with North American futures in positive territory. In the U.S. , Dow futures are up nearly 100 points, indicating a triple-digit open for the index. S&P futures are up 10 points, and Nasdaq futures are up 25 points. S&P/TSX 60 Index futures are slightly higher, up nearly 3 points.

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Insider buying is picking up on the TSX

Ahmad Hathout

Amid the broad market selloff, some compelling stock buys may be opening up in a wider range of sectors.

That's at least the signal being sent by corporate insiders. Buying activity among executives has expanded from energy to several sectors, including transportation, consumer non-cyclicals and insurance, according to INK Research, a firm that monitors legal security transitions among officers and directors within their own businesses.

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