TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,611.14, up 73.80 points.)
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $6.27 on 9.1 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up three cents, or 1.6 per cent, to $1.91 on 7.4 million shares.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up six cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $5.37 on 6.8 million shares.
McCoy Global Inc. (TSX:MCB). Energy. Up 13 cents, or 28.89 per cent, to 58 cents on 6.7 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 26 cents, or 3.15 per cent, to $8.51 on 6.6 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up one cent, or 0.54 per cent, to $1.87 on 6.1 million shares.
Companies in the news:
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Up 81 cents or 4.5 per cent to $18.73. SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. shares climbed more than 15 per cent since Monday after a regulatory filing showed Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. became one of the engineering giant’s top three shareholders. The stock price jumped Wednesday to the highest point in six weeks for SNC, which has seen its stock price fall by about 60 per cent since the start of the year. Investment management firm Jarislowsky bought up 17.9 million shares in late August to hit 18.97 million total, boosting its stake in SNC to 10.8 per cent.
Roots Corp. (TSX:ROOT). Down 36 cents or 13.1 per cent to $2.38. Roots Corp. shares slipped after the chief executive said lacklustre foot traffic and a challenging move to a new distribution centre weighed on its most recent quarterly results that missed expectations. Some of the traffic slowdown came from weather-related issues in certain markets, Jim Gabel said, noting the conversion rate for consumers making purchases things in store rather than just browsing also dropped in some outlets. The company lost $61.7 million for the quarter, exceeding analyst forecasts and up from nearly $60.2 million a year earlier.
The Canadian Press