TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,205.72 down 4.65 points):
Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Up 90 cents, or 11.48 per cent, to $8.74 on 7.6 million shares. The company says the Fort McKay First Nation has agreed to remove its objections to regulatory approval of the Dover Commercial project northwest of Fort McMurray
Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE). Oil and gas. Up 23 cents, or 11.98 per cent, to $2.15 on 6.5 million shares.
Rubicon Minerals Corp. (TSX:RMX). Miner. Up four cents, or 2.72 per cent, to $1.51 on 6.1 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down four cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $3.51 on 6.04 million shares. The Montreal-based company is moving some of its human resource jobs to Mexico as part of 1,700 layoffs recently announced at its aerospace division. It said 10 non-union positions in Montreal will be affected by shift of talent acquisitions and some global mobility functions to its lower-cost operations in Queretaro.
Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS). Miner. Down 14 cents, or 4.47 per cent, to $2.99 on 4.9 million shares.
Carpathian Gold Inc. (TSX:CPN). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 8.33 per cent, to 5.5 cents on 4.7 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,021.66 up 6.73 points):
Alexander Energy Ltd. (TSXV:ALX). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 65 cents on 6.4 million shares.
Fission Uranium Corp. (TSXV:FCU). Miner. Down four cents, or 3.03 per cent, to $1.28 on 3.7 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Agriculture. Up $2.15, or 2,18 per cent, to $100.80 on 482,438 shares. Bad weather is driving up costs at Agrium’s potash mine expansion in Saskatchewan and making it more difficult for the fertilizer maker to get its products to market. On Friday, company executives said the cost of the Vanscoy project, southwest of Saskatoon, has risen by 25 per cent to $1.9 billion.
TD Bank (TSX:TD). Financial services. Down 19 cents, or 0.38 per cent, to $49.65 on 2.2 million shares. Most top executives saw their pay shrink last year, as the financial institution’s performance missed its own targets. Retiring chief executive Ed Clark received $10.3 million in direct compensation, a decrease of four per cent from $10.75 million in 2012, the bank said in its proxy circular released on Thursday.
Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc. (TSX:TCM). Miner. Up 26 cents, or 8.81 per cent, to $3.21 on 1.3 million shares. The Denver-based company had an unexpectedly big adjusted net loss of US$28.5 million or 17 cents per share in the fourth quarter.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 0.25 per cent, to $48.95 on 1.07 million shares. The Obama administration says a Nebraska court decision has forced the company to examine whether the Keystone XL pipeline process might have to be delayed once again. A senior official says numerous lawyers are examining the ruling handed down earlier this week for its possible implications.