TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,188.58 down 0.40 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.31 per cent, to $3.23 on 8.6 million shares.
Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML). Miner. Up 14 cents, or 8.38 per cent, to $1.81 on 7.6 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Communication equipment. Down 25 cents, or 2.13 per cent, to $11.48 on 5.4 million shares. The company’s stock has surged about 18 per cent since Feb. 17 on rising investor confidence and ran up sharply earlier this week after CEO John Chen unveiled two smartphones at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona, Spain.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.57 on 4.6 million shares.
Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down five cents, or 0.17 per cent, to $30.15 on 4.4 million shares.
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.14 per cent, to $6.93 on 4.4 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,008.16 down 2.58 points):
Petromanas Energy Inc. (TSXV:PMI). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 16.22 per cent, to 21.5 cents on 6.5 million shares.
iCo Therapeutics Inc. (TSXV:ICO). Biotechnology. Up eight cents, or 17.39 per cent, to 54 cents on 6.1 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Royal Bank’s (TSX:RY). Bank. Down 61 cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $72.09 on 2.1 million shares. The stock, which had charged ahead 5.5 per cent this month, fell Wednesday even as the bank reported its quarterly net income was up two per cent from a year ago to $2.09 billion or $1.38 a share. Ex-items, RBC earned $1.47 a share, which was above estimates and also said it would increase its quarterly dividend by six per cent or four cents to 71 cents per share.
Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC). Retailer. Up 32 cents, or 2.41 per cent, to $13.62 on 22,414 shares. The company reports it had a $373.7 million net profit in for the quarter ended Feb. 1. That was up from $39.9 million a year earlier, but the increase was largely related to gains from unusual items as the company downsizes.