Toronto-listed stocks experienced a slight downturn in midday trading today, following a modest increase during Wednesday’s session. The majority of sectors saw a decline, with energy, process industries, and consumer-discretionary stocks leading the way. However, there were a few gainers, including the materials sector, as well as consumer services, tech, and commercial services.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index, Canada’s main stock index, fell by 0.32% to 19,993.54, while the blue-chip S&P/TSX 60 saw a decrease of 0.27% to 1,205.56.
One standout performer was Flow Beverage, whose shares rose by 8.9% to 25 Canadian cents (equivalent to 18 U.S. cents). The spring-water company has expanded into the alcoholic drinks market through a deal to manufacture and package BeatBox Beverage’s line of Party Punch.
Other notable developments in the market include:
- Parkland securing financing of C$210 million to expand its EV charging-station network across Canada. Despite this positive news, Parkland’s shares were down 2.1% at C$43.54.
- Chorus Aviation announcing that its Voyageur Aviation unit has received a contract from the Canadian defense department to upgrade its fleet of Dash 8-100 CT-142 aircraft.
It remains to be seen how the Canadian stock market will perform as the trading day progresses.