September 1, 2017 8:40 am eastern

Thursday was a positive day in the markets with the S&P 500 up 0.6% and Toronto up 0.5%.

Canadian Western Bank was up 1.1% to $29.00 on its strong earnings release and remains a good investment that is likely to continue to recover towards past highs.

Stantec was up 1.6% to $34.70 and is also a company that will almost certainly continue to do well.

Toll Brothers was up 1.9% and is another one that appears set to continue to do well.

Couche-Tard slipped down 0.7% which seems surprising given it is expected to report strong earnings on September 6. Earnings are rising as it integrates recent very large acquisitions.

Markets are expected to do well today as a U.S jobs report came in strong.