A potential coffee shop-cannabis alliance moved a Canadian retail stock sharply higher Thursday. Here’s some small stocks making big moves on Thursday, April 12, 2018 (as of 4 pm EST):
The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU), a coffee-oriented retail stock, surged 29% to $3.54 on Thursday after announcing that it has established a strategic alliance with National Access Cannabis Corp. (TSXV:NAC) to develop and operate a network of NAC-branded recreational cannabis dispensaries initially across Western Canada, with plans to expand to additional provinces where legally permissible. National Access Cannabis shares gained 11% to $1.01.
As well, shares of Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX:LUC) rose 3% to $2.08 as the diamond miner said it has recovered a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond, the third-largest diamond ever recovered from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana.
QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU), meanwhile, reported that it has partnered with WPT Distribution USA to promote and distribute QYOU’s esports program Heads Up Daily (HUD). QYOU Media stock moved up 27% to $0.28 following the announcement.
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