Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,610.58, up 89.57 points):
Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 2.36 per cent, to $1.30 on 14.5-million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.27 per cent, to $3.02 on 9.2-million shares.
ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN). Financial Services. Up two cents, or 0.59 per cent, to $3.40 on 8.5-million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 46 cents, or 8.50 per cent, to $5.87 on 7.7-million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 52 cents, or 3.74 per cent, to $14.42 on 7.1-million shares.
Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Up 28 cents, or 8.54 per cent, to $3.56 on 6.6-million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Communication services. Down 30 cents, or 0.70 per cent, to $42.80 on 669,017 shares. After sending out a tweet in support of the federal government’s proposed carbon pricing plan, Telus has issued an apology to angry customers threatening to take their business elsewhere. The telecom giant said the tweet was not meant to be partisan or political, and apologized for it in another tweet sent today.