Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,638.45, up 130.28 points)
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 15 cents, or 4.09 per cent, to $3.82 on 6.8 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up six cents, or 1.53 per cent, to $3.98 on 5.6 million shares.
Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 0.95 per cent, to $3.12 on 4.2 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 20 cents, or 1.86 per cent, to $10.57 on 4.1 million shares.
Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 32 cents, or 3.44 per cent, to $9.63 on 3.8 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 12 cents, or 0.49 per cent, to $24.38 on 3.5 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Enerplus Corp. (TSX:ERF). Energy. Up $1.17, or 8.78 per cent, to $14.49 on 1.9 million shares. The Calgary-based company plans to continue to pour money into its North Dakota light oil play this year after crediting it with a fourth-quarter profit of $15 million that handily beat analyst expectations. Enerplus will invest 90 per cent of its 2018 capital budget of between $535 million and $585 million in the United States, most in North Dakota Bakken light oil wells, where production is expected to grow by 30 per cent.
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Up 40 cents, or 0.39 per cent, to $102.56 on 2.4 million shares. A $178 million writedown stemming from U.S. tax changes weighed on the The Toronto-based bank’s first-quarter profits, but the lender also saw early benefits for its business south of the border from the tax reforms it expects will have a longer-term positive impact. Royal delivered better-than-expected first-quarter profits — $3 billion, relatively unchanged from a year ago — and increased its quarterly payment to common shareholders by three cents to 94 cents per share.
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up 76 cents, or 1.04 per cent, to $73.97 on 2.6 million shares. TD says it is taking a pause on allowing customers to use its credit cards to buy cryptocurrency. The big bank says it made the decision to conduct a review and assessment of the evolving market.