TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,510.83, down 51.98 points.)
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Down $1.06, or 1.72 per cent, to $60.48 on 17.6 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 2 cents, less than 0.1 per cent, to $23.43 on 7.61 million shares.
Aphria Inc. (CSX:APHA). Health care. Up 47 cents, or 6.24 per cent to $8, on 7.19 million shares.
Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down 26 cents, or 0.46 per cent, to $56.17 on 6.54 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 39 cents, or 2.31 per cent, to $16.49 on 6.5 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up 55 cents, or 8.84 per cent, to $6.77 on 5.01 million shares.
Companies in the news:
Transat AT (TSX:TRZ). Up $1, or 26.11 per cent, at $4.83; Air Canada (TSX:AC). Down 31 cents, or 1.93 per cent, at $15.78. Transat AT shares rose 26 per cent Tuesday after Air Canada said it still plans to buy its smaller rival but at a substantially reduced price due to the collapse of the aviation industry amid COVID-19. Transat stock climbed to mid-September levels, buoyed by Air Canada’s announcement Saturday of an amended deal.
Cineplex Inc. (TSX: CGX). Down two cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $4.61. Cineplex Inc. CEO Ellis Jacob says the country’s largest movie theatre chain is prepared to be “agile and nimble” as it faces historic business challenges and unpredictable restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The head of Cineplex told investors at the company’s webcast annual meeting on Tuesday that executives will “make the necessary changes” to push through the next six to 12 months, which could see theatres temporarily closed, Hollywood films delayed and titles diverted to streaming services due to the virus.
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (TSX: KL). Down 61 cents, or 0.91 per cent, at $66.56. Investors in Canadian gold mining companies are being rewarded with higher dividends as gold prices settle near US$1,900 per ounce after setting record highs above US$2,070 in August. Toronto-based Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is increasing its quarterly dividend by 50 per cent to 18.75 cents US a share in the fourth quarter after doubling it to 12.5 cents US in the first quarter this year.