Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,596.75, down 25.65 points.)
Harte Gold Corp. (TSX:HRT). Materials. Up three cents, or 23.08 per cent, to 16 cents on 4.7 million shares.
The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Financials. Up 54 cents, or 0.96 per cent, to $57 on 4.4 million shares.
StageZero Life Sciences Ltd. (TSX:SZLS). Health care. Down half a cent, or 8.33 per cent, to 5.5 cents on 3.4 million shares.
Moneta Porcupine Mines Inc. (TSX:ME). Materials. Down 2.5 cents, or 12.82 per cent, to 17 cents on 2.7 million shares.
The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Financials. Up five cents, or 0.08 per cent, to $60.65 on 2.5 million shares.
Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up six cents, or 2.69 per cent, to $2.29 on 2.2 million shares.
Companies in the news:
Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX:OGI). Down 16 cents or 7.3 per cent to $2.03. Organigram Holdings Inc. is laying off at least 220 employees — and is warning more bad news could be on the way. The Moncton-based cannabis company said Friday the cuts will impact a quarter of its staff, but make the workforce leaner, more flexible and better prepared to align its production capacity with market conditions. The cuts will leave Organigram with a total workforce of 609 employees including 84 staff members who were previously temporarily laid off, but may be recalled if the company requires them. Organigram also said it will work to “right-size” production and review its assets. Both could cause Organigram to report a decline in net revenue in its forthcoming third quarter and incur writedowns on inventory and its Moncton facility, the company warned.
Le Chateau Inc. (TSXV:CTU). Up 1.5 cents or 37.5 per cent to 5.5 cents. Le Chateau Inc. says it has started the manufacturing of up to 500,000 hospital gowns in partnership with Logistik Unicorp Inc. and its contract with the federal government. The retailer says all the gowns will be made in Canada. Le Chateau is a retailer and manufacturer of clothing, footwear and accessories for women and men. The company says it has historically manufactured about 30 per cent of its clothing in its own Canadian production facilities and is using them to produce the order. It is the latest Canadian firm to shift gears and start producing personal protective equipment for health care workers. Other clothing companies that have made the switch include Samuelsohn, Canada Goose and Arc’teryx.