Canadian stocks traded on a positive note Thursday, as cooling U.S. inflation numbers gave investors a reason to cheer. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all items declined by 0.1% in December with the help of lower gasoline prices. As a result, the TSX Composite Index inched up by 186 points, or 0.9%, to settle at 20,211, its highest closing level in more than five weeks. Despite weakness in consumer non-cyclical stocks, a sharp rally in other key market sectors like healthcare, energy, and metal mining took the index higher.
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Tilray Brands, Converge Technology Solutions, Canopy Growth, Advantage Energy, and MEG Energy were the top-performing TSX stocks yesterday, as they gained at least 6.6% each.
On the flip side, shares of Aritzia (TSX:ATZ) tanked by nearly 10% in the last session to $46.16 per share a day after the company released its November quarter financial results. While its quarterly revenue jumped by 37.8% year over year to $624.6 million, Aritziaâs earnings rose 9.8% from a year ago to $0.67 per share. With this, the company managed to beat Street analystsâ revenue and earnings expectations for the quarter. Despite its latest quarterly earnings beat, uncertainties related to the ongoing supply chain environment and inflationary pressures could be one of the key reasons for hurting its investorsâ sentiments. After this selloff, ATZ stock is now down 2.5% in 2023.
Kinaxis and Algonquin Power & Utilities were also among the worst performers on the Toronto Stock Exchange on January 12, as they slipped by more than 4% each.
Based on their daily trade volume, Algonquin Power & Utilities, Royal Bank of Canada, Enbridge, and Toronto-Dominion Bank were the most active stocks on the Canadian exchange.
Early Friday morning, gold and crude oil prices were trading with optimism, pointing to a higher opening for the commodity-heavy main TSX index today. While no important economic data is due, investors may want to remain cautious before the release of Canadaâs CPI numbers, Chinaâs gross domestic product, and U.S. retail sales data scheduled for next week.
Overall, the TSX is set to end the second week of 2023 on a strong bullish note, as it has already risen by 2% week to date after posting 2.2% gains in the first week.
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