TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,245.14 down 73.86 points):
Carpathian Gold Inc. (TSX:CPN). Miner. Down one cent, or 22.22 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 10.5 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up nine cents, or 2.38 per cent, to $3.87 on 10.1 million shares.
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Down five cents, or 0.15 per cent, to $32.65 on 9.4 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 22 cents, or 6.61 per cent, to $3.55 on 7.6 million shares.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up $1.75, or 10.75 per cent, to $18.03 on 5.3 million shares.
Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TSX:ANS). Forest products. Down six cents, or 1.55 per cent, to $3.82 on 4.3 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,032.11 down 14.28 points):
Satori Resources Inc. (TSXV:BUD). Miner. Up five cents, or 62.50 per cent, to 13 cents on 9.2 million shares.
Thelon Capital Ltd. (TSXV:THC). Miner. Up two cents, or 23.53 per cent, to 10.5 cents on 4.2 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Cascades Inc. (TSX:CAS). Forest products. Down three cents, or 0.43 per cent, to 6.96 on 211,943 shares. The issue declined even as the company reported earnings results that easily beat expectations as it swung to a $6-million profit in the fourth quarter after benefiting from improved productivity and a weakened Canadian dollar.
Empire Company Ltd. (EMP.A). Grocer. Down $2.12, or 3.02 per cent, at $68.10 on 285,708 shares. The parent of the Sobeys supermarket chain reported after markets closed Wednesday that quarterly net earnings slumped to $400,000 or nil per diluted share from $74.1 million or $1.09 per share in the comparable year-earlier period. Ex-items, earnings were 84 cents per share, below analyst estimates of $1.23 per share.
Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B). Communication services. Down 15 cents, or 0.60 per cent, to $24.79 on 607,228 shares. Quebecor posted adjusted earnings from continuing operations of $68 million or 55 cents per share on relatively flat revenue of $1.12 billion. Analysts had called for 53 cents of adjusted earnings on $1.15 billion in revenue.
Transat (TSX:TRZ.B). Airline, packaged tours. Down $1.91, or 17.35 per cent, at $910 on 749,346 shares. The company, citing damage done by the lower value of the Canadian dollar, reported an adjusted quarterly loss of $23.3 million or 60 cents per share, compared with a loss of $21.6 million or 56 cents per share a year earlier. Analysts had on average expected adjusted losses would be 45 cents per share.