TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,371.17 , up 243.94 points.)
Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 20 cents, or 18.87 per cent, to $1.26 on 27.5 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up one cent, or two per cent, to 51 cents on 22.6 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down $1.14, or 5.97 per cent, to $17.97 on 12.5 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up 38 cents, or 2.66 per cent, to $14.65 on 10.8 million shares.
Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down 18 cents, or 6.34 per cent, to $2.66 on 10.75 million shares.
Air Canada (TSX:AC). Industrials. Up 40 cents, or 2.28 per cent, to $17.91 on 10.2 million shares.
Companies in the news:
SSR Mining Inc. (TSX:SSRM). Down $1.44 or seven per cent to $18.97. SSR Mining Inc. says more than 300 workers will be affected by its decision to suspend operations at the Seabee gold mine in northern Saskatchewan until April 30 due to the threat of COVID-19. Spokesman Michael McDonald says the mine employs about 360 staff on two shifts and they will continue to be paid during the shutdown. About 20 people from each shift will remain to provide care and maintenance.
Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Up $1.15 or 3.5 per cent to $34.17. Demand for dairy products at retail stores has spiked amid the COVID-19 outbreak while orders from food-service operators have fallen, said executives at dairy processor Saputo Inc. Much of the recent demand could boil down to consumers stockpiling food amid instructions to limit social contact. In Canada, the Montreal-based company has seen a boost in retail fluid milk and cheese sales, in part because consumers can no longer cross the border to access cheaper gas and groceries.
Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (TSX:FVI). Down 14 cents or 3.6 per cent to $3.78. Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. says its San Jose silver and gold mine in southwestern Mexico is resuming operations today. In a brief report late Wednesday, it said an illegal blockade of roads in the municipality of San Jose del Progreso that prevented access to the mine has ended. Earlier this week, the Canadian company said a group of people led by the former mayor of San Jose del Progreso had erected the blockades to protest state actions to revoke his appointment as mayor.
Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG). Up 25 cents or 2.7 per cent to $9.45. Centerra Gold Inc. is suspending open pit mining at its Oksut project in Turkey in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The suspension of work at the project starting March 31 is for an initial period of two weeks. However, the gold miner says operations at its Kumtor mine in the Kyrgyz Republic and its Mount Milligan operation near Prince George, B.C., continue for the time being.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 26, 2020.