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

Toronto Stock Exchange (20,188.19, down 5.14):

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Energy. Up 89 cents, or 2.01 per cent, to $45.24 on 16.3 million shares.

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up one cent, or 0.02 per cent, to $51.26 on 10.9 million shares.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Down 19 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $21.77 on 9.5 million shares.

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Up $1.06, or 1.42 per cent, to $75.54 on 6.5 million shares.

Crescent Point Energy Corp. (TSX:CPG). Energy. Up 34 cents, or 3.77 per cent, to $9.37 on 6.3 million shares.

Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO). Financials. Up 10 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $36.54 on 6.1 million shares.

Companies in the news:

Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Up $2.07, or 1.78 per cent, to $118.44. Loblaw Companies Ltd. said it earned a profit available to common shareholders of $529 million in its latest quarter as its revenue rose nearly 10 per cent compared with a year ago. The retailer said the sales growth came as drugstore sales were driven by continued strong demand for cough and cold products and strength in the beauty and cosmetics categories, while its discount grocery stores outperformed. The parent company of Loblaws grocery stores and Shoppers Drug Mart said its profit amounted to $1.62 per diluted share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, down from $744 million or $2.20 per diluted share a year earlier.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Up 63 cents, or 2.43 per cent, to $26.59. First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has suspended ore processing operations at its Cobre Panama mine. The stoppage is the latest escalation in its dispute with the Panamanian government over tax and royalty payments. The Toronto-based company said the interruption is due to Panamá Maritime Authority’s refusal to permit copper concentrate loading operations at the mine’s port. First Quantum said it will begin a partial demobilization of its workforce of over 8,000 employees and contractors due to the stoppage.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23,2023.

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