TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (16,577.38, down 48.68 points)
D-Box Technologies Inc. (TSX:DBO). Technology. Down nearly four cents, or 17.07 per cent, to $0.17 on 24.44 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Down 25 cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $21.87 on 13.5 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Basic Materials. Down 66 cents, or 7.47 per cent, to $8.18 on 11.97 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Basic Materials. Down $1.33, or 3.36 per cent, to $38.26 on 10.89 million shares.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Down nine cents, or 0.21 per cent, to $43.32 on 10.1 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up nine cents, or 0.46 per cent, to $19.76 on 9.45 million shares.
Companies in the news:
Maple Leaf Foods Inc. (TSX:MFI). Up 29 cents, or nearly 0.98 per cent, to $29.89. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said it has temporarily suspended pork exports to China after a few dozen workers at one of its plants tested positive for COVID-19. The Mississauga, Ont.-based company said in a statement late Tuesday it continues to have rigorous safety measures at the Brandon, Man., plant to prevent workplace transmission, and the plant continues to operate. It said public health officials have said there is no sign the coronavirus was spread in the workplace. The company said it voluntarily suspended its pork exports to China after the Chinese government adopted new protocols that require Canadian processors who report a positive COVID-19 case to do so.
Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Down 45 cents, or nearly 0.79 per cent, to $56.58. Bank of Nova Scotia will pay about US$127.4 million to settle a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission case that found the bank attempted manipulation and spoofing of gold and silver futures contracts thousands of times over the last eight years. The commission, which pursued the case in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice, says Scotiabank traders in New York and overseas placed thousands of orders to buy or sell gold and silver futures contracts, but intended to cancel them. The commission says the traders did this between 2008 and 2016 to manipulate prices and send false signals of supply or demand that would trick market participants into other orders the traders wanted executed. Scotiabank says in a release that it understands it must adhere to trading-related regulatory requirements and compliance policies and is committed to following industry standards.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Up a penny, or nearly 0.16 per cent, to $6.33. BlackBerry Ltd. is teaming up with startup OnwardMobility for a new 5G version of the smartphone with the physical keyboard and enhanced security that once made the Waterloo, Ont. company's devices ubiquitous. The plans were announced jointly Wednesday by BlackBerry along with the Austin, Texas-based OnwardMobility and by FIH Mobile, a subsidiary of Taipei-based Foxconn that has been Apple Inc.'s primary iPhone maker for many years. The devices will be available next year, the companies said.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 19, 2020.
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