Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,132.53, down 22.63 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 40 cents, or 3.27 per cent, to $11.83 on 13 million shares.Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Down 52 cents, or 0.71 per cent, to $73.14 on 8.8 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 72 cents, or 1.94 per cent, to $36.42 on 7.6 million shares.Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up 16 cents, or 0.33 per cent, to $49.15 on 7.5 million shares.The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings. (TSX:TGOD). Health care. Down 29 cents, or 5.91 per cent, to $4.62 on 6.8 million shares.Hexo Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Health care. Down 53 cents, or 5.84 per cent, to $8.55 on 6.2 million shares.Companies reporting:Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Up 29 cents to $49.12. Telus Corp., BlackBerry Ltd. and two Ottawa-based partners are looking for a select number of innovative early-stage Canadian companies that can quickly put together new secure technology for the “internet of things.” The internet of things includes consumer devices such as voice-activated smart speakers and wearable fitness trackers. Industrial applications include arrays of sensors that monitor anything from highway traffic to agricultural crops.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Down $2.24 or 3.75 per cent to $57.49. Pineapple Express star Seth Rogen and screenwriter Evan Goldberg have teamed up with Canopy Growth Corp. to launch a Toronto-based Canadian cannabis brand called Houseplant. Houseplant said Canopy acquired 25 per cent of the business, and invested working capital, but would not disclose any further financial information. Rogen and Goldberg are the business leads of the company, while Canopy in its role as venture partner is providing the facilities, expertise and infrastructure to grow cannabis. The Canadian Press read more

BCE Inc to hike dividend by 53 following big increase in profit

BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecommunications company, posted a near 10% increase in fourth-quarter profit on Thursday as gains in wireless results were buttressed by unexpected strength in BCE’s Internet-TV service.The Montreal-based company, which operates under the Bell brand, had a “great quarter and solid guidance,” said Canaccord Genuity analyst Dvai Ghose.While BCE’s forecasts for 2015 were largely in line with expectations, analysts said surprisingly strong wireline subscriber and revenue gains show the company is taking market share from its cable-TV competitors.BCE gained 34,126 net broadband, or high-speed Internet, customers in the quarter, while rival Rogers Communications Inc read more