Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,754.55, up 23.12 points):
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up $1.02, or 8.31 per cent, to $13.29 on 11.7-million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $5.65 on 11.7-million shares.
ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN). Financial Services. Up 20 cents, or 6.08 per cent, to $3.49 on 10.3-million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up six cents, or 3.70 per cent, to $1.68 on 6.7-million shares.
Crescent Point Energy (TSX:CPG). Oil and gas. Up 10 cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $17.44 on 5.8-million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.50 on 5.3-million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (TSX:KLG). Miner. Down 84 cents, or 7.55 per cent, to $10.28 on 922,312 shares. Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. and Vancouver-based Newmarket Gold Inc. (TSX:NMI) (up four cents, or 0.83 per cent, to $4.87 on 3.5-million shares) announced a merger deal Thursday to create a new mid-tier producer. The proposed agreement would result in a company with a market capitalization of $2.4 billion that can produce about 500,000 ounces of gold annually.