TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,435.58 up 63.13 points):
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up $1.10, or 3.15 per cent, to $36.00 on 22.8 million shares.
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 1.48 per cent, to $7.55 on 9.9 million shares.
Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Oil and gas. Up 55 cents, or 4.29 per cent, to $13.37 on seven million shares.
Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 3.31 per cent, to $6.55 on 6.7 million shares.
Longview Oil Corp. (TSXLNV). Oil and gas. Up 18 cents, or 2.94 per cent, to $6.30 on six million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down six cents, or 1.46 per cent, to $4.05 on five million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,003.37 up 4.58 points):
Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSXV:SL). Biotechnology. Up 0.5 cents, or 8.33 per cent, to 6.5 cents on 6.9 million shares.
AXE Exploration Inc. (TSXV:AXQ). Miner. Up one cent, or 25 per cent, to five cents on 6.9 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 12 cents, or 1.58 per cent, to $7.47 on 3.7 million shares. The country’s largest carrier says it will begin offering passengers across North America in-flight air-to-ground Wi-Fi connectivity next month at “competitive” prices. The service will be available on 29 aircraft this year and 130 narrowbody aircraft by the end of 2015.
Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Transportation. Down 31 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $60.92 on 1.2 million shares. CN president Claude Mongeau said in a speech to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce that his company isn’t responsible for a transportation bottleneck that has left the bins of wheat farmers overflowing, adding that it was unrealistic to expect anyone to move a bumper harvest of grain in just a few months.
Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Retail. Up $7.19, or 8.38 per cent, to $92.97 on 691,487 shares. Dollarama reported net earnings of $1.17 per diluted share for the 13-week period ended Feb. 2, compared with $1.04 per share in the 14-week period the previous year, easily beating analyst expectations of $1.09 per share. Sales for the quarter were $582.2 million, up 3.6 per cent from $561.8 million last year or by 9.9 per cent when adjusting for the extra week of business last year.