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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR CANADIAN MARKET ON TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER 2017

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

Total Canadian Market up 9.79 points or 0.91% to 1,085.89

BSS News Bites issued 180 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 2,403 Stocks traded on the Total Canadian Market today, of which 80 (44%) were Bullish.

Of all the Alerts, the following were the most prominent in today's trading:

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ Bombardier Class B, Canada's 2nd largest aerospace & defense company by market capitalisation, has soared 15.7% to trade at CAD2.73 vs. the S&P/TSX 60 Index which strengthened 1.7 points (or 0.2%) to 934.0. Representing a weighting of about 0.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 27.9% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 96% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 7.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 15.5%.

+ Thomson Reuters Corporation (TSX:TRI) has lifted 2.4% to trade at CAD60.60 vs. the S&P/TSX 60 Index which strengthened 1.8 points (or 0.2%) to 934.1. Representing a weighting of about 2.6% of the index, the stock accounted for 31.2% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 96% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.7 times average so far today.

SECTOR BULLS

+ BCE, Canada's largest communication services company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.9% to trade at CAD59.39 vs. the Communication services sector which strengthened 40.8 points (or 2.4%) to 1,721.2. Representing a weighting of about 47.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 17.2% of today's gain. Trading volume was 59% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.7%.

+ Royal Bank of Canada, Canada's largest bank by market capitalisation, has increased 0.5% to trade at CAD99.78 vs. the Bank sector which strengthened 3.8 points (or 0.2%) to 2,014.1. Representing a weighting of about 29.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 79.1% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 81% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 75% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.3%.

+ TransAlta Renewables, Canada's 3rd largest utilities - independent power producers company by market capitalisation, has increased 2.0% to trade at CAD14.34 vs. the Utilities - independent power producers sector which strengthened 11.2 points (or 0.8%) to 1,387.6. Representing a weighting of about 15.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 37.0% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.4 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.8%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Spectra7 Microsystems, Canada's 3rd largest semiconductors company by market capitalisation, has sunk 4.2% to trade at 34.50c vs. the Semiconductors sector which weakened 33.3 points (or 1.7%) to 1,932.7. Representing a weighting of about 13.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 33.5% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 81% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 39% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -4.3%.

+ Sienna Senior Living, Canada's largest health care providers company by market capitalisation, has dropped 2.5% to trade at CAD17.70 vs. the Health care providers sector which weakened 3.3 points (or 0.1%) to 3,413.4. Representing a weighting of about 19.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 8.9 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.7%.

+ BRP, Canada's 2nd largest travel & leisure company by market capitalisation, has dropped 2.2% to trade at CAD39.70 vs. the Travel & leisure sector which weakened 8.1 points (or 0.1%) to 5,401.3. Representing a weighting of about 12.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 3.3 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P/TSX 60 Index which rose 1.7 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.3%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 6 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
IC Potash soared 33.3% on strong volume 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing 25% higher at 2.50c1.0c [66.67%]14.0c
Marret Resource jumped 6.4% 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing 2% higher at 51.0c4.0c [8.51%]55.0c
Argex Titanium soared 11.1% on extraordinary volume 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing unchanged at 5.0c0.50 [11.11%]10.0c
Boyuan Construction soared 10.0% 17 October 2017 14:42 EDT in the afternoon, closing unchanged at 55.0c5.0c [10%]55.0c
Bombardier Class C Preference jumped 8.6% on extraordinary volume 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing -1.31% lower at CAD17.37CAD1.17 [7.22%]CAD18.07

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 14 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Harte Gold sank 5.2% on firm volume 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing -1.82% lower at 54.0c-4.0 [-6.9%]23.0c
Trevali Mining sank 5.1% on robust volume 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing -0.67% lower at CAD1.48-9.0 [-5.73%]-
Teck Resources Class B dropped 2.0% 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing -0.28% lower at CAD28.16-66.0 [-2.29%]CAD19.20
DXI Energy plummeted 12.5% 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing unchanged at 7.0c-1.0 [-12.5%]2.50c
LeadFX tumbled 8.7% on strong volume 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT in the morning, closing unchanged at 63.0c-6.0 [-8.7%]23.50c

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 25 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Bank of Nova Scotia hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, decreasing slightly to close at CAD80.72CAD80.72-1.0 [-0.01%]CAD81.12
Interfor hits 52-week high fourth time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at CAD20.97CAD20.978.0c [0.38%]CAD21.28
Royal Bank of Canada Non-Cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset First Preferred Shares Series AZ hits 52-week high eleventh time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDTCAD23.6811.0c [0.47%]CAD23.68
GoldMoney hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, sinking sharply to close at CAD5.69CAD5.695.0c [0.89%]CAD5.93
BCE Class D Preference hits 52-week high tenth time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, closing markedly lower at CAD19.39CAD19.397.0c [0.36%]CAD19.43

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 10 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
TMAC Resources hits 52-week low second time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, closing higher at CAD7.72CAD7.72-24.0 [-3.02%]CAD20.18
Aritzia hits 52-week low second time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, recovering well to close at CAD11.69CAD11.69-23.0 [-1.93%]CAD19.29
Auryn Resources hits 52-week low fourth time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, closing higher at CAD2.54CAD2.54-6.0 [-2.31%]CAD3.60
NeuLion hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, closing higher at 54.0c54.0c1.0c [1.89%]CAD1.35
Cardiome Pharma hits 52-week low seventh time in one month 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT this morning, closing higher at CAD2.38CAD2.38-8.0 [-3.25%]CAD6.06

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 15 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Valeura Energy up 4.5% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at 58.0c58.0c12.50c [27.47%]1.9
Potash Ridge oration keeps rising: up 20.0% in 3 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at 12.0c12.0c1.0c [9.09%]1.1
Bombardier keeps rising: up 20.6% in 3 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD2.74CAD2.7437.0c [15.61%]7.3
Coro Mining up 18.2% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at 12.50c12.50c0.50 [4.17%]1
Taiga Building Products keeps rising: up 7.1% in 4 days 17 October 2017 14:42 EDT, it closed at CAD1.40CAD1.407.0c [5.26%]15.7

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 34 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Barrick Gold down 2.2% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD20.33CAD20.33-2.0 [-0.1%]0.5
ProMetic Life Sciences down 3.0% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD1.60CAD1.60-3.0 [-1.84%]0.2
Osisko Gold Royalties down 3.9% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD16.11CAD16.11-24.0 [-1.47%]1.3
Equitable Group accelerates slide; now down 3.6% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD57.0CAD57.0-110.0 [-1.89%]0.5
Asanko Gold down 5.1% in 2 days 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD1.23CAD1.23-1.0 [-0.81%]0.1

BSS News Bites alerted that 8 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Quebecor increased 1.0% - outperforming 88% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD48.04CAD48.0486.0c [1.82%]0.5
Critical Control Energy Services increased 0.7% - outperforming 91% of preference stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD1.46CAD1.461.0c [0.69%]0.4
Encana increased 0.4% - outperforming 88% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD14.30CAD14.3013.0c [0.92%]0.6
Spin Master increased 0.9% - outperforming 94% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD50.39CAD50.3991.0c [1.84%]0.5
West Fraser Timber increased 1.2% - outperforming 93% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD75.35CAD75.3579.0c [1.06%]0.8

BSS News Bites alerted that 10 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Banro sank 4.0% - underperforming 99% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at 47.0c47.0c-2.50 [-5.05%]0.5
Euro Sun Mining dropped 2.8% - underperforming 91% of stocks 17 October 2017 14:42 EDT, it closed at CAD1.38CAD1.38-5.0 [-3.5%]0.4
Western Copper and Gold dropped 2.1% - underperforming 94% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD1.41CAD1.41-4.0 [-2.76%]0.7
Freshii Inc decreased 1.4% - underperforming 100% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at CAD5.56CAD5.56-8.0 [-1.42%]1
Erdene Resource Development dropped 2.7% - underperforming 89% of stocks 17 October 2017 12:15 EDT, it closed at 74.0c74.0c-1.0 [-1.33%]0.3