TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,534.06 down 11.97 points):
Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Oil and gas. Down 54 cents, or 3.70 per cent, to $14.04 on 7.5 million shares.
Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 2.19 per cent, to $2.23 on 4.9 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 0.23 per cent, to $42.90 on 3.6 million shares. The company announced an increase in its capital spending program after reporting quarterly net income of $622 million or 57 cents per share compared with $213 million or 19 cents in the prior-year period. Revenue for the three months ended March 31 rose to almost $4.4 billion from $3.76 billion in the prior-year period.
Crew Energy Inc. (TSX:CR). Oil and gas. Down 92 cents, or 8.13 per cent, to $10.40 on 3.6 million shares.
Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 0.86 per cent, to $6.94 on 3.5 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (991.10 down 0.91 of a point):
Spartan Energy Corp. (TSXV:SPE). Oil and gas. Down 24 cents, or 5.81 per cent, to $3.89 on 8.2 million shares.
Brilliant Resources Inc. (TSXV:BLT). Miner. Down one cent, or 15.38 per cent, to 5.5 cents on 5.9 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
The Second Cup Ltd. (TSX:SCU). Restaurants. Down 22 cents or 4.54 per cent, to $4.63 on 67,667 shares. The coffee chain reported a drop in its first-quarter net income to $56,000, or one cent per share, compared with $688,000, or seven cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013. Revenue was up at $7.6 million, compared with $6.2 million year-over-year.
TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X). Stock exchange operator. Down 36 cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $57.79 on 20,937 shares. The operator of the country’s largest stock market reported a 23 per cent bump in profits as trading and clearing volumes picked up in the latest quarter. The owner of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture exchange, Montreal derivatives market and other securities bourses earned net income of $46.4 million, or 86 cents per share, up from $37.8 million, or 70 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.