TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,289.17 down 63.92 points):
Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.54 per cent, at $1.83 on 29,809,305 shares. The metals and mining sector was down 0.96 per cent.
TORC Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Down a penny, or 0.43 per cent, at $2.33 on 14,032,139 shares. The energy sector was off 0.45 per cent to 246.14 points as the price of crude oil for January slid 88 cents to US$85.89 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up 49 cents, or 3.73 per cent, at $13.63 on 11,168,657 shares. The BlackBerry maker’s stock continued its upward climb, closing at its highest level since the end of April this year after the company said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will be launching a pilot program with its smartphones using the new operating system BlackBerry 10.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up a penny, or 0.29 per cent, at $3.40 on 7,404,903 shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Up 41 cents, or 2.01 per cent, at $20.85 on 6,694,734.
Sprott Resource Corp. (TSX:SCP). Energy. Down three cents, or 0.77 per cent, at $3.85 on 6,653,025 shares.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,173.59 down 11.35 points):
ArPetrol Ltd. (TSXV:RPT). Oil and gas exploration. Down half a cent, or 50 per cent, at half a cent on 8,116,000 shares.
Madalena Ventures Inc. (TSXV:MVN). Oil and gas exploration. Up 4.5 cents, or 15.25 per cent, at 34 cents on 3,842,530 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A). Grocery operator. The Sobeys supermarket operator reported a 19.5 per cent increase in fiscal second-quarter profits to $93.3 million or $1.37 per share while sales increased to $4.4 billion from $4 billion generated in the year-earlier period.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC). Engineering and construction. Up 34 cents, or 0.82 per cent, at $41.58 on 1,449,179 shares. Montreal-based SNC is suspending payments to a former CEO and shaking up its management and board in a bid to protect its reputation amid corruption charges levelled at several former executives.