Northland Power Inc. (NPI) Decline -0.05% on Dec 31

Shares of Northland Power Inc. (TSE:NPI) last traded at 21.7, representing a move of -0.05%, or -0.01 per share, on volume of 169,788 shares. After opening the trading day at 21.82, shares of Northland Power Inc. traded in a close range. Northland Power Inc. currently has a total float of 180.18 million shares and on average sees 355,283 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 19.91 and high of 25.33.

S&P/TSX Composite Index: Making Canadian Economy Grow Bigger

The Canadian economy is growing as fast as any global economy giant today. It may not yet be as big as that of the US or Japan but it surely boasts with a promising trade and commerce environment.

The main stock exchange in Canada is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) with the benchmark index being the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The TSX perfectly represents how much the Canadian economy has grown and evolved through the years and how it still continues to transform for the better.

Getting to Know the TSX

The TSX is made up of over 1,500 companies as of October 31, 2014. It has nearly touched the $3 trillion total market capitalization mark in May. Northland Power Inc. trades on the exchange. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is the benchmark Canadian index, representing roughly 70% of the total market capitalization on the TSX with about 250 companies included in it. More than half of it is composed of the its biggest sectors only’ the Financials sector and the Energy sector. Included in the list of top five biggest sectors in the S&P/TSX Composite Index are the Materials, Industrials, and Consumer Discretionary sectors.

In February 1950, the S&P/TSX Composite Index had posted its all-time low, 217.50. In September 2014, it had posted its all-time high, 15,657.63. The surge in oil prices in 2014 had led the S&P/TSX Composite Index to attain this peak level as both the Energy and Financial sectors primarily got a boost.

S&P/TSX Composite Index Eligibility

The S&P/TSX Composite Index, like most indices, is a free-float market-capitalization-weighted index. This means that stocks that are not frequently traded are automatically excluded from it. These stocks are those that are held by venture capitalists, inside traders, the government, among others.

In order to become a component of the S&P/TSX Composite Index, a company must first meet a set of certain criteria.
First, a company must of course be listed on the TSX. That being said, it must abide by all Canadian laws.
Should it be included, the company must weigh a minimum of 0.05% on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Northland Power Inc. complies with the rules for listing.

In terms of price, its average stock price in the past three months prior to rebalancing date must be at least C$1. Its stock price in the three sessions immediately prior to rebalancing date must also be at least C$1.

In terms of trading volume, the company must represent at least 0.025% of the total trading volume of the components of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.
Oil prices are highly expected to rebound soon, giving the TSX a further lift, as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is to cut oil production amid the growing supply glut dilemma. This is why more and more investors are considering to enter the Canadian equity market. Needless to say, investing in the TSX is the best way to bet on one of the world’s most influential economies. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect Northland Power Inc..

More notable recent Northland Power Inc. (TSE:NPI) news were published by: which released: “The week’s most oversold and overbought stocks on the TSX – The Globe and Mail” on August 31, 2018, also with their article: “Stocks Mixed ahead of Midterm Race – Yahoo Finance” published on November 05, 2018, published: “Tuesday’s TSX breakouts: A top-performing stock set to report its quarterly results later this week – The Globe and Mail” on September 04, 2018. More interesting news about Northland Power Inc. (TSE:NPI) were released by: and their article: “Electric Car Revolution a Boon to Nickel Sulfide Projects – Investing News Network” published on July 17, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Wednesday’s TSX breakouts: This company has announced 11 dividend hikes and paid 4 special dividends since 2012 – The Globe and Mail” with publication date: September 05, 2018.

Northland Power Inc. develops, builds, owns, and operates power generation projects primarily in Canada and Europe. The company has market cap of $3.91 billion. It generates electricity from thermal, wind, solar, hydro, and biomass power plants. It has a 14.49 P/E ratio. As of March 03, 2017, the firm owned or had a net economic interest in power producing facilities with a total capacity of approximately 1,394 megawatts.

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