TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,589.09 up 45.19 points):
Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 2.75 per cent, at $4.24 on 19.6 million shares. The Calgary-based company reported a first-quarter loss of $1.3 million or two cents per diluted share compared to a profit of $2.6 million or four cents per diluted share in 2012. Total revenue increased to $53.6 million from $51.1 million. The June crude oil contract declined 35 cents to US$96.04 a barrel.
Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 24 cents, or 5.37 per cent, at $4.71 on 14 million shares. The plane and train maker’s stocks hit a new 52-week high.
Malaga Inc. (TSX:MLG). Miner. Down half a cent, or 50 per cent, on 13 million shares. June gold bullion fell $32 to US$1,436.60 an ounce and July copper was up a penny at US$3.35 a pound.
San Gold Corp. (TSX:SGR). Miner. Down two cents, or 11.11 per cent, at 16 cents on 6.2 million shares.
RMP Energy Inc. (TSX:RMP). Oil and gas. Up 46 cents, or 11.62 per cent, at $4.42 on 5.8 million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down nine cents, or 1.60 per cent, at $5.54 on 5.6 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (966.73 down three points):
QHR Technologies Inc. (TSXV:QHR). Technology. Up six cents, or 11.54 per cent, at 58 cents on 5.9 million shares.
SGX Resources Inc. (TSXV:SXR). Miner. Up half-a-cent, or 6.67 per cent, at eight cents on 5.8 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Media and telecommunications. Up 18 cents, or 0.38 per cent, at $47.83 on 734,973 shares. Bell says it would walk away from buying Astral Media (down 24 cents, or 0.49 per cent, at $48.40 on 1.3 million shares) if it’s asked to sell any more of Astral’s (TSX:ACM.A) assets in order to win regulatory approval for the $3.4-billion merger. Chief executive George Cope says there wouldn’t be any “strategic rationale” to buy Astral if it had to sell more of its assets to obtain the OK from the CRTC, which has already turned down the deal once.
Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Up $2.25, or 3.56 per cent, at $65.46 on 1.4 million shares. The Ontario-based manufacturer of automobile parts and components reported an increase in first-quarter net earnings and revenue. Net profits attributable to shareholders rose to $369 million or $1.57 per diluted share, up from $343 million or $1.46 per share. Revenue improved to $8.36 billion from $7.67 billion.
TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X). Down $1.64, or 3.10 per cent, at $51.30 on 43,437 shares. It reported a first-quarter net profit attributable to shareholders of $37.8 million, which amounted to 70 cents per share as the operator of Canada’s major stock exchanges brought in revenues of $172.2 million in the three months ended March 31.