Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,508.17, down 15.84 points)
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up seven cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $3.92 on 9.3 million shares.
Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Down 31 cents, or 8.96 per cent, to $3.15 on 7.9 million shares.
Hydro One Ltd. Instalment Receipts (TSX:H.IR). Utilities. Down 50 cents, or 1.57 per cent, to $31.35 on 6.43 million shares.
Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.11 per cent, to $9.31 on 6.35 million shares.
Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up 25 cents, or 3.00 per cent, to $8.59 on 6.2 million shares.
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up five cents, or 0.47 per cent, to $10.77 on 4.8 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocer. Down $1.15, or 1.76 per cent, to $64.16 on 702,720 shares. Loblaw reported a drop in its fourth-quarter profit and said it is prepared for another challenging year in the grocery industry as it readies for increased labour costs ($190 million) and the $250 million negative impact on operating income due to recently announced drug reform. The company also recorded a $189 million charge related to its merger of the Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus programs this year under the PC Optimum brand. The company’s profit available to common shareholders totalled $19 million for the fourth quarter, down significantly from a profit of $201 million a year earlier.