TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,702.29, up 52.43 points):
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up 70 cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $39.08 on 18 million shares.
Toronto-Dominion Bank (The) (TSX:TD). Bank. Up $1.35, or 2.60 per cent, to $53.25 on 4.3 million shares. The bank is reporting higher second-quarter net income of $1.98 billion or $1.04 per diluted share, up from $1.71 billion or 89 cents in the same quarter of 2013, with solid results from both its Canadian and U.S. banking operations. Adjusted net income was up 14 per cent at $2.07 billion or $1.09 per share, which beat analysts’ expectations of $1.02 per share.
Sulliden Gold Corporation Ltd. (TSX:SUE). Miner. Up eight cents, or 7.69 per cent, to $1.12 on 4.3 million shares.
Alterra Power Corp. (TSX:AXY). Oil and gas. Down 0.5 cents, or 1.59 per cent, to 31 cents on 4.1 million shares.
Continental Gold Ltd. (TSX:CNL). Miner. Down 13 cents, or 3.69 per cent, to $3.39 on 3.7 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down 12 cents, or 0.60 per cent, to $20.04 on 3.7 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (978.77, up 4.66 points):
ENTREC Corp. (TSXV:ENT). Transportation. Down nine cents, or 6.25 per cent, to $1.35 on 8.1 million shares.
Peak Positioning Technologies Inc. (TSXV:PKK). Up 0.5 cents, or 12.50 per cent, to 4.5 cents on 6.6 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Up $1.17, or 1.57 per cent, to $75.46 on 3.2 million shares. The bank’s quarterly net earnings were up 15 per cent from a year ago to $2.2 billion or $1.47 a share, helped along by record earnings in its wealth management segment. Cash diluted earnings per share were $1.49, beating estimates by five cents.
WSP Global Inc. (TSX:WSP). Engineering. Up 23 cents, or 0.61 per cent, to $37.90 on 68,729 shares. The Montreal-based engineering and consulting firm says it has adopted whistleblower protections and code of conduct rules that would have protected a former employee who testified at a corruption inquiry that her complaints were ignored after she sounded the alarm on inflated provincial road contracts. Chief executive Pierre Shoiry said after the annual meeting of the company that while WSP can’t change what happened more than a decade ago, it has put in place mechanisms to ensure those things never happen again.