Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,159.77 up 8.64 points):

Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU) Miner. Down nine cents, or 4.76 per cent, at $1.80 on 14,494,163 shares. The metals and mining sector dropped 0.94 per cent to 942.87 points.

Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT). Grain handler. Up 35 cents, or 2.21 per cent, at $16.20 on 11,531,676 shares.

Argonaut Gold Inc. (TSX:AR). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 1.39 per cent, at $9.45 on 7,769,104 shares.

Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $11.02 on 7,174,506 shares

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up a penny, or 0.30 per cent, at $3.34 on 7,054,645 shares.

Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX:PRQ). Down 88 cents, or 4.35 per cent, at $19.37 on 6,638,815 shares. The federal government approved the $6-billion takeover deal of Progress by Malaysia’s Petronas. The state-owned company`s initial proposal was rejected the federal government and the company later revised its proposal.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,186.06 down 0.64 point):

Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 3.70 per cent, at $1.56 on 4,520,598 shares.

Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSXV:SBM). Biotech. Up three cents, or 60 per cent, at eight cents on 3,703,887 shares. The Vancouver-based company announced its sodium glucose transporter inhibitor, a treatment for Type 2 diabetes, reduced blood glucose more effectively than Johnson and Johnson’s canagliflozin, an inhibitor being considered for market approval in Europe and the U.S

Companies reporting major news:

Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY). Oil and gas. Down $1.58, or 6.35 per cent, at $23.29 on 3,557,128 shares. The federal government gave the go ahead to China’s China National Offshore Oil Co.’s takeover of the Calgary-based company. CNOOC launched a friendly $15.1-billion bid for Nexen in July, providing a series of guarantees to the Canadian government on job creation, head office location and corporate governance.

Scotiabank (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down three cents, or 0.05 per cent, at $55.53 on 1,573,146 shares. The large Canadian bank earned $1.5 billion in its fourth quarter, a nearly one-third increase over the same period last year and capping a record annual profit for the bank in 2012.