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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,420.36, up 169.27 points.)

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Materials. Up 33 cents, or 4.52 per cent, to $7.63 on 10.9 million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financials. Down three cents, or 0.19 per cent, to $16.06 on 10.6 million shares.

Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Down 10 cents, or 2.28 per cent, to $4.28 on 10 million shares.

Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down two cents, or 5.19 per cent, to 36.5 cents on 7.7 million shares.

Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Energy. Down eight cents, or 5.63 per cent, to $1.34 on 7.6 million shares.

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 50 cents, or 1.23 per cent, to $41.17 on 6.8 million shares.

Companies in the news:

The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI). Up 88 cents, or 2.55 per cent, to $35.39. The Stars Group Inc. says its shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to approve a takeover of the company by Flutter Entertainment plc. The company says 99.99 per cent of the shares voted at the meeting backed the deal. The Stars Group signed a deal last year to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment in a combination that will create one of the world's largest online betting and gambling companies. Flutter shareholders approved the deal earlier this week.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Up 56 cents, or 1.5 per cent, to $38.21. Barrick Gold Corp. says it will pursue all legal avenues to prevent what it's calling the "nationalization without due process" of its Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea. Toronto-based Barrick, which is the operator, and Zijin Mining Group of China each own 47.5 per cent of the open pit and underground gold mine. In a news release, Barrick said it applied for an extension of its special mining lease in June 2017 but the government refused to comply and it expired last August.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 24, 2020

The Canadian Press

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