Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,001.71, down 47.31 points).
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 81 cents, or 8.9 per cent, to $8.30 on 27.7 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $3.52, or 16.9 per cent, to $17.30 on 19.2 million shares.
RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Unchanged at 24 cents on 10.7 million shares.
HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 76 cents, or 9.2 per cent, to $7.49 on 10.5 million shares.
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $9.03, or 13.6 per cent, to $57.28 on 8.7 million shares.
Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Consumer discretionary. Down $8.95, or 17.2 per cent, to $43.12 on 7.7 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Down $8.95, or 17.2 per cent, to $43.12 on 7.7 million shares traded. The discount retailer’s shares had the worst day on the Toronto Stock Market after its second-quarter revenue, earnings and sales growth were weaker than analysts expected and the company indicated that it has been reluctant to raise prices due to competitive pressures. Although the results were shy of forecasts, Dollarama’s profit in the fiscal second quarter rose to $141.8 million from $131.8 million a year ago and sales grew to $868.5 million.
Transat AT. (TSX:TRZ). Down 57 cents or 6.5 per cent to $8.25. The tour package company and airline missed expectations as it swung to a loss of $4 million from a $26.6-million profit in the third quarter a year ago. Excluding non-operating items, Transat reported an adjusted loss of $3 million or eight cents per share for the quarter compared with an adjusted profit of $26.9 million or 73 cents per share a year ago. Revenues fell five per cent to $696.6 million.
Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Down 81 cents or 3.2 per cent to $24.25. The parent company of grocery chain Sobeys Ltd. said its fiscal first-quarter profit increased to $95.6 million, up from $54 million a year ago , when it was hit by $28.7 million in costs related to its Project Sunrise cost-savings plan. On an adjusted basis, Empire said it earned $100.2 million or 37 cents per share for the quarter, up from $87.5 million or 32 cents per share a year ago. Sales totalled $6.46 billion, up from $6.27 billion.