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Canfor, Home Capital, Onex, Sun Life: Canadian Equity Preview

May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies may have unusual moves in Canadian trading.

Canfor Corp. (CFP CN): The lumber producer said it broke even in the first quarter, excluding certain items. Analysts had forecast a profit of 9 Canadian cents a share, according to the average of six estimates in a Bloomberg survey.

Constellation Software Inc. (CSU CN): The software holding company forecast 2011 sales above the average analyst estimates.

Home Capital Group Inc. (HCG CN): The mortgage lender reported first-quarter profit of C$1.03 a share, missing the average of seven analyst estimates by 19 percent, excluding certain items.

InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (INN-U CN): The owner of 144 hotels in Canada had its rating cut to “market perform” from “outperform” by Karine MacIndoe, a Bank of Montreal analyst. In a note, MacIndoe said the units’ 27 percent gain since March 12, 2010, makes them appropriately valued.

Onex Corp. (OCX CN): Canada’s largest buyout firm said it will acquire a minority stake in Klamath Falls, Oregon-based window-and door-maker Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. for $675 million.

Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF CN): The country’s third-biggest insurer said it earned 79 Canadian cents a share in the first quarter, excluding certain items, beating the average of 12 analyst forecasts by 18 percent.

Superior Plus Corp. (SPB CN): The propane distributor said it earned 38 Canadian cents a share in the first quarter. Benoit Laprade, an analyst at Bank of Nova Scotia, had forecast a profit of 23 Canadian cents a share, while Gordon Tait, an analyst at Bank of Montreal, had estimated earnings of 37 Canadian cents a share.

To contact the reporter on this story: Matt Walcoff in Toronto at mwalcoff1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Baker at nbaker7@bloomberg.net.

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