Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,826.09, up 92.87 points):
Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:CGC). Drug manufacturer. Up $1.66, or 14.56 per cent, to $13.06 on 10.2 million shares.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 38 cents, or 0.63 per cent, to $60.38 on 9.9 million shares.
NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX:NXE). Miner. Up 23 cents, or 13.53 per cent, to $1.93 on 9.3 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down nine cents, or 2.69 per cent, to $3.26 on eight million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down six cents, or 1.24 per cent, to $4.79 on 7.3 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down nine cents, or 2.12 per cent, to $4.15 on 7.1 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Pharmaceutical. Up 27 cents, or 1.12 per cent, to $24.30 on 3.1 million shares. U.S. prosecutors have charged a former executive with Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the head of a defunct U.S. mail-order pharmacy with conspiring to defraud the Quebec-based drug giant through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said Thursday that Gary Tanner, 39, a former executive at Valeant, and Andrew Davenport, 48, the former CEO of Philidor Rx Services, were arrested. The men each face four charges, including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.