Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,942.41, up 68.48 points):
Rio Alto Mining Ltd. (TSX:RIO). Miner. Up five cents, or 1.52 per cent, to $3.34 on 26 million shares.
Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Up two cents, or four per cent, to 52 cents on 24.3 million shares.
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down five cents, or 1.87 per cent, to $2.63 on 18 million shares.
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (TSX:OR). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $17.10 on 13.9 million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up six cents, or two per cent, to $3.06 on 13.8 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 0.87 per cent, to $13.87 on 13.5 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
AutoCanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ). Auto dealerships. Down $8.99, or 21.03 per cent, to $33.75 on two million shares. The Edmonton-based company’s stock plummeted after it provided a sobering outlook for 2015, saying the year will be difficult because of troubles in Canada’s energy industry.