Big U.S. government contracts related to COVID-19 propelled a Canadian PPE stock sharply higher Friday. Here’s some small stocks making big moves on Friday, September 18, 2020 (as of 4 pm EST):
Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (TSXV:MRS), a Canadian PPE stock, surged 182% to $0.24 on Friday after announcing that it has been awarded a total of seven U.S. government contracts for personal protective equipment, consisting of disposable level 2 and level 3 isolation gowns. The estimated value of the agreement is C$127,878,307.
As well, shares of Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (TSX:WPRT) shot up 40% to $2.99 as the supplier of low-carbon fuel delivery components and systems said its Weichai Westport Inc. joint venture has received certification from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China for its 12-liter engine equipped with the HPDI 2.0fuel system.
A.I.S. Resources Limited (TSXV:AIS), meanwhile, reported that it been granted an option to purchase the Kingston Gold Project in Victoria, Australia. A.I.S. Resources stock moved up as much as 12% following the announcement.
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