TSX Today: What to Watch for in Stocks on Monday, August 14

Weak commodity prices could pressure the main TSX index at the open today.

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The Canadian equities market inched up for the third consecutive session on Friday, as largely strong corporate results boosted investors’ confidence, despite the release of hotter-than-expected U.S. wholesale inflation data. The S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 65 points, or 0.3%, in the last session to 20,408, its highest closing level since August 2.

Despite a selloff in sectors like consumer cyclicals, utilities, and technology, a strong rally in real estate, industrials, and commodity-linked stocks lifted the market benchmark.

Top TSX Composite movers and active stocks

Altus Group (TSX:AIF) stock popped more than 16% to $50.86 per share on August 11, making it the top-performing TSX stock for the day. This spectacular rally in AIF stock came a day after the Toronto-headquartered commercial real estate-focused company announced its upbeat second-quarter results.

In the quarter ended in June 2023, Altus Group’s revenue remained nearly flat on a year-over-year basis at $205.2 million, with a notable increase in its analytics segment sales. It posted adjusted quarterly earnings of $0.53 per share, down 31.2% from a year ago but exceeding Street analysts’ expectation of $0.44 per share by a healthy margin. Despite this rally, however, AIF stock is still down nearly 6% on a year-to-date basis.

Wesdome Gold Mines, Trisura Group, and Denison Mines on top performers on the Toronto Stock Exchange in the last session, as they soared by at least 6.3% each.

In contrast, Northland Power, Canadian Tire, Boralex, and Nuvei slipped by at least 4.3% each, making them the worst-performing TSX stocks for the day.

Based on their daily trade volume, Suncor Energy, Enbridge, Canadian Natural Resources, TC Energy, and Manulife Financial were the top five active stocks on the exchange.

TSX today

Commodity prices, especially crude oil, copper, and silver, were trading on a bearish note early Monday morning, which could weigh on the resource-heavy main TSX index at the open today.

While no major economic releases are due, Canadian investors will continue to focus on more corporate earnings reports. TSX-listed companies Suncor Energy, Premium Brands, Boralex, and Cargojet are likely to announce their latest quarterly financial results on August 14.

Market movers on the TSX today

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The Motley Fool has positions in and recommends Altus Group, Cargojet, Nuvei, and Trisura Group. The Motley Fool recommends Canadian Natural Resources and Enbridge. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. Fool contributor Jitendra Parashar has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

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