Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,596.41, up 51.16 points):
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 22 cents, or 3.44 per cent, to $6.62 on 6.1 million shares.
Black Iron Inc. (TSX:BKI). Miner. Up half-a-cent, or 12.50 per cent, to 4.5 cents on 5.5 million shares.
Silver Bear Resources Inc. (TSX:SBR). Miner. Up half-a-cent, or 14.29 per cent, to four cents on 4.8 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down 36 cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $28.33 on 4.6 million shares.
Bankers Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:BNK). Oil and gas. Up four cents, or 1.95 per cent, to $2.09 on 3.9 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up four cents, or 3.45 per cent, to $1.20 on 3.8 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. (TSX:IRG). Restaurants. Up 16 cents, or 7.96 per cent, to $2.17 on 691,320 shares. The company that operates the Pizza Delight, Baton Rouge, Mikes and other restaurant chains in Eastern Canada says sales improved in its third quarter and net income rose by 39 per cent to $2.5 million. Total sales by restaurants under its banners increased to $96.7 million from $95.9 million in last year’s third quarter, an increase of 0.8 per cent.