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Most actively traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (17,958.09, up 23.35 points.)

Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $2.55, or 20.08 per cent, to $15.25 on 17.9 million shares.

Alimentation Couche-Tard. (TSX:ATD.B). Consumer staples. Down 81 cents, or 2.18 per cent, to $36.29 on 16.1 million shares.

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up $1, or 4.25 per cent, to $24.54 on 14.6 million shares. 

Azarga Uranium Corp. (TSX:AZZ). Materials. Up 2.5 cents, or 11.36 per cent, to 24.5 cents on 13.2 million shares.

BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Technology. Up $2.01, or 21.27 per cent, to $11.46 on 12 million shares.

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Inc. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Up four cents, or 12.9 per cent, to 35 cents on 12 million shares.

Companies in the news: 

Aphria Inc. — Aphria Inc. chief executive Irwin Simon is seeing green as Democrat Joe Biden prepares to be sworn in as president of the United States next week. Simon said Thursday that he has his sights set on the burgeoning U.S. pot market for the Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis company. Simon's remarks came roughly a month after he announced his company will soon merge with Nanaimo-based rival Tilray Inc. and together become the biggest cannabis company by revenue. Aphria incurred a loss of $120.6 million, compared with a loss of $7.9 million a year earlier. On an adjusted basis, Aphria says it earned $3.2 million a penny per share for the three months ended Nov. 30 compared with an adjusted loss of $48.8 million or 19 cents per share in the same quarter a year earlier.

Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Up 99 cents or 1.3 per cent to $75.60. Toronto-Dominion Bank has signed a deal to buy Wells Fargo's Canadian direct equipment finance business. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately available. TD says the acquisition will grow its existing Canadian equipment financing business and expand its presence in core markets. Wells Fargo's Canadian direct equipment finance business is based in Mississauga, Ont., with regional offices across the country, including Montreal and Calgary. It provides loans and leases for commercial equipment and has $1.5 billion in assets and more than 120 employees.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 14, 2021.

The Canadian Press