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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

Canadian Press - Fri Dec 18, 2020

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (17,534.63, down 118.31 points.)

Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. (TSX:SBB.TO). Materials. Down 16 cents, or 5.25 per cent, to $2.89 on 22.2 million shares.

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU.TO). Energy. Down 23 cents, or 1.03 per cent, to $22.13 on 16.6 million shares.

Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD.TO). Financials. Down 19 cents, or 0.26 per cent, to $71.78 on 16.3 million shares.

OceanaGold Corp. (TSX:OGC.TO). Materials. Down 15 cents, or 5.91 per cent, to $2.39 on 16.1 million shares.

Freegold Ventures Ltd. (TSX:FVL.TO). Materials. Down five cents, or 5.49 per cent, to 86 cents on 15.9 million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC.TO). Financials. Down 25 cents, or 1.11 per cent, to $22.21 on 15.5 million shares.

Companies in the news:

BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB.TO). Down $1.66, or 15.8 per cent, to $8.85. Sales fell at BlackBerry Ltd. in the three months that ended Nov. 30, but the technology company is banking on partnerships with Amazon and Zoom to bring in steady revenue going forward. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company says it had a net loss of US$130 million, or 23 cents US per share, in its latest financial quarter, steeper than the same period last year when it lost US$32 million, or seven cents US per diluted share. The cybersecurity and internet-of-things company says its revenue was $218 million during its latest quarter, down from $267 million in the same period last year.

George Weston Ltd. (TSX:WN.TO). Up 52 cents to $98.17. The Weston family says it is selling some of its shares to George Weston Ltd. and Loblaw Companies Ltd. in an internal reorganization. The sale by W. Galen Weston will leave him as controlling shareholder of bakery and real estate company George Weston Ltd., with 52.8 per cent of the outstanding shares. The companies say after the deal, George Weston Ltd. will have 52.6 per cent of the outstanding shares of the Loblaw grocery store and drugstore company. The deal, which is technically with an entity owned by W. GalenWeston, sets the price at 97 per cent of the average purchase price of the shares.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB.TO). Down five cents to $12.30. The cannabis industry might be closing out a year full of massive cuts, but Aurora Cannabis Inc. chief executive Miguel Martin says there is still plenty of money to be made in the pot business. Martin took over the Edmonton-based company from interim chief executive Michael Singer in September, just as Aurora was bracing itself to record up to $1.8 billion worth of goodwill impairment charges. Martin says the cannabis industry is going through a reckoning after initial "irrationally exuberant expectations."

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX:CP.TO). Up $3.10 to $439.73. Canadian Pacific says it will pilot a new project to build a hydrogen-powered train. The railway company says the line-haul locomotive will be the first of its kind in North America once it is retrofitted with hydrogen fuel cells and new battery technology. Chief executive Keith Creel says the project will position the Calgary company as a leader in decarbonizing freight transportation. Once the train is built, CP says it will test the new electric traction motors to see if hydrogen technology is ready for the freight sector. CP's foray into hydrogen power comes as multiple industries are experimenting with the technology, while the government pushes its climate change targets through measures like a proposed carbon tax.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 18, 2020.