Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,108.06, up 10.25 points)
Neovasc Inc. (TSX:NVC). Medical devices. Unchanged at 4.5 cents on 14.9 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 33 cents, or 4.24 per cent, to $7.46 on 9.5 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $5.87 on 5.5 million shares.
Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Down $1.55, or 6.72 per cent, to $21.50 on 5.3 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 25 cents, or 1.92 per cent, to $12.76 on 4.7 million shares.
Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up three cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $5.76 on 4.2 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Home Capital Group Inc. (TSX:HCG). Financial Services. Down 13 cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $14.00 on 279,230 shares. The Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender has secured a $500-million standby credit line from two unnamed Canadian banks to replace its more costly emergency funding facility from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The company says its subsidiary Home Trust Company has inked a letter of commitment from two Canadian Schedule 1 banks for the two-year secured line of credit facility.
Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (TSX:KML). Oil and gas. Up 33 cents, or 1.97 per cent, to $17.08 on 735,487 shares. CEO Steven Kean said a federal commitment to compensate investors if the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is unnecessarily delayed is appreciated but doesn’t put the project back on the front burner. Kean repeated that the company won’t return to constructing the pipeline unless it has a clear path to build in British Columbia and adequate financial protection is provided for Kinder Morgan shareholders, demands it made last month as it suspended all non-essential spending on the project.