Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,470.10, up 65.97 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 75 cents, or 5.45 per cent, to $13.01 on 39.6 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.15, or 5.91 per cent, to $18.30 on 12.2 million shares.
HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 95 cents, or 12.4 per cent, to $6.71 on 11.9 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Up 64 cents, or 3.17 per cent, to $20.86 on 7.6 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down seven cents, or 1.89 per cent, to $3.64 on 7.3 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up 17 cents, or 6.03 per cent, to $2.99 on 5.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
SNC-Lavalin Inc. (TSX:SNC). Down 98 cents, or 2.05 per cent to $46.91. The Montreal-based engineering and construction is trying to rally public support as it prepares to endure a lengthy criminal trial after federal prosecutors refused to negotiate a compensation agreement. SNC-Lavalin took out advertisements in four of Canada’s most influential newspapers on Friday in the form of a letter from its chief executive to Canadians. In it, Neil Bruce apologized for wrongdoing prior to 2012 that has tarnished the company’s reputation and said it has made “fundamental changes” in its culture and governance.
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Down 67 cents or one per cent to $66.82. Strong wireless results helped the telecommunications company beat analyst expectations in the third quarter and raise its full-year outlook. Wireless revenue climbed five per cent while churn, a measure of customer retention, was the best in a decade, said company CEO Joe Natale in a conference call Friday. The improved financial picture saw the company increase its outlook for adjusted earnings growth before taxes and other charges by two percentage points to between seven and nine per cent.