TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,504.48 up 18.28 points):
Sirocco Mining Inc. (TSX:SIM). Miner. Up two cents, or 6.06 per cent, to 35 cents on 10.2 million shares.
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up seven cents, or 0.23 per cent, to $30.75 on 6.9 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 63 cents, or 1.77 per cent, to $35.01 on 5.4 million shares. The Calgary-based company posted quarterly operating earnings of $973 million, or 66 cents a share, 12 cents short of expectations. It also hiked its dividend 15 per cent to 23 cents a share.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up nine cents, or 2.27 per cent, to $4.05 on 5.3 million shares.
TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TSX:TGL). Oil and gas. Down 14 cents, or 1.83 per cent, to $7.50 on 4.6 million shares.
Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down 11 cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $5.92 on 4.4 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (947.71 up 6.94 points):
Crown Gold Corp. (TSXV:CWM). Miner. Unchanged at one cent on 5.5 million shares.
Vulcan Minerals Inc. (TSXV:VUL). Miner. Down 0.5 of a cent, or 12.5 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 5.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA). Communication services. Up 53 cents, or 2.11 per cent, to $25.62 on 989,814 shares. The company had $69 million of net income in its fourth quarter — up $3.3 million from a year earlier — while its adjusted earnings were unchanged at 38 cents per share. Bell Aliant GP, which operates the phone, Internet and TV business, had $688.7 million of revenue in the three-month period — down from $694.8 million in the third quarter of 2012.
Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (TSX:CM). Bank. Down 32 cents, or 0.37 per cent, to $85.49 on one million shares. The bank has partnered with a second major wireless carrier, Telus (TSX:T), to give more customers the ability to make payments with their smartphones.
Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. (TSX:WB). Travel and leisure. Down four cents, or 0.25 per cent, to $15.69 on 139,460 shares. The company says a drop in customer visits to its ski resorts in the final months of 2013 pushed down its first-quarter revenue and adjusted earnings. Its net loss also more than doubled to $12.3 million in the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with $5.6 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2012.