TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,595.50, down 74.17 points.)
The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 95 cents, or 1.55 per cent, to $60.22 on 13.4 million shares.
St. Augustine Gold and Copper (TSX:SAU). Materials. Up eight cents, or 133.33 per cent, to 14 cents on 7.5 million shares.
Zenabis Global Inc. (TSX:ZENA). Health care. Unchanged at eight cents on 6.5 million shares.
The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Down $1.29, or 2.29 per cent, to $54.95 on 5.6 million shares.
TC Energy Corp. (TSX:TRP). Energy. Down 60 cents, or 1.04 per cent, to $56.88 on 5.3 million shares.
Air Canada (TSX:AC). Industrials. Down 71 cents, or 4.2 per cent, to $16.21 on 5.3 million shares.
Companies in the news:
Canadian Pacific Railway. (TSX:CP). Up $2.70 to $347.35. Canada's two largest railways moved record quantities of grain in the second quarter after benefiting from another strong month in June. Canadian National Railway says it is on pace for record shipments of grain this crop year after record movements of Canadian grain last month and the quarter as a whole contributed to its best performance in the first half-year. The Montreal-based railway says it has moved 26.9 million tonnes this crop year that ends July 31, up from 26.5 million tonnes at the same point last year. It moved 15 million tonnes from January to June, 8.15 million tones in the second quarter and 2.7 million tonnes in June, its fourth consecutive monthly high. Canadian Pacific Railway says it moved a record 8.41 million tonnes last quarter after shipping 2.76 million tonnes of grain and grain products in June. The Calgary-based railway says it was the best three-month stretch since the 7.9 million tonnes moved in the fourth quarter and best June in six years when 2.4 million tonnes was moved.
Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Down 18 cents, or 2.9 per cent to $6.12. Oilsands companies are restoring thousands of barrels of daily production to take advantage of higher oil prices as relaxed pandemic measures allow North American consumers to get back on the road. Executives speaking at a TD Securities energy conference on Tuesday said they are confident the oil price crisis is subsiding — while expressing dismay at recent setbacks for oil pipelines in the United States. Alex Pourbaix, CEO of Cenovus Energy Inc., said he believes the worst of the situation is over. The Calgary-based company stopped about 60,000 barrels per day of crude production and halted crude-by-rail shipments as prices fell in March and April, but has since restored about half that, Pourbaix reported. Cenovus is also making deals with other producers to add to the amount it is permitted to bring to market under Alberta's oil curtailment measures, he added, thus allowing even more output to be restored. Suncor Energy Inc. CEO Mark Little said he expects a "downstream-led recovery" as consumer demand sparks increased throughput from its Canadian refineries. That consumer-led demand will then translate into more production from its oilsands and other "upstream" assets.
Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Up eight cents to $56.94. Uber Technologies Inc. is getting into the grocery delivery business and is using some Canadian cities to help it launch the venture. The San Francisco-based tech giant said Tuesday that users in Montreal and Toronto can now order groceries through its Uber and Uber Eats apps. A demonstration of the new service showed thousands of items available from retailers including Walmart, Metro, Rexall, Costco, Longos, Pet Valu and Well.ca. The company's foray into the grocery sector comes after Uber advertised in November 2018 that it was hiring a head of grocery product in Toronto. The company remained secretive about the role, but a year later, Uber's potential interest in a grocery service was a hot topic again when it announced it was acquiring a majority stake in Chilean grocery delivery start-up Cornershop. Uber faces stiff competition with its new service. Amazon.com Inc. and Instacart are already going head-to-head with supermarket brands like Walmart and Loblaw Companies Ltd. Uber believes it can edge out some of the competition because it sees groceries as a natural extension of its booming food delivery service and a way for the company to become a one-stop shop for every meal.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2020.