TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,685.24 down 109.21 points):
Northland Resources S.A. (TSX:NAU). Miner. Up half a cent, or 2.70 per cent, at 19 cents on 14,874,410 shares.
BlackBerry (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down 94 cents, or 6.78 per cent, at $12.92 on 13,045,631 shares. Profit taking continued as the company’s share price tumbled for a fifth trading day in a row a day after the smartphone pioneer unveiled its new line of products to generally positive reviews.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down $1.05, or 3.37 per cent, at $30.12 on 7,190,686 shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 21 cents, or 2.50 per cent, at $8.18 on 6,682,731 shares. Gold led the losers on the main index, dropping 1.49 per cent to 275.94 points.
Cline Mining Corp. (TSX:CMK). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 23.81 per cent, at 13 cents on 6,382,530 shares. The metals and mining sector slipped 0.79 per cent to 1,003.79 points.
White Tiger Gold Ltd. (TSX:WTG). Miner. Up four cents, or 88.89 per cent, at 8.5 cents on 6,254,645 shares. The Toronto-based miner’s stock jumped a day after announcing expansion at its Savkino Mine in Russia.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,221.41 down 0.94 point):
Anatonalia Energy Corp. (TSXV:AEE). Oil and gas explorer. Up 2.5 cents, or 45.45 per cent, at eight cents on 9,769,953 shares.
Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas services. Up half a cent, or 4.17 per cent, at 12.5 cents on 7,213,350 shares. The Calgary-based company announced that drilling operations on its Mortgage Block in California will begin on Feb. 4.
Companies reporting major news:
Potash Corp. (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Down 82 cents, or 1.90 per cent, at $42.37 on 21,853,226 shares. Fourth-quarter profits fell by 38 per cent, missing analyst expectations, as customers held off on buying crop nutrients while international sales contracts were worked out. Revenue for the quarter was $1.64 billion, down from $1.86 billion a year earlier.
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (TSX:COS). Oil and Gas. Down 59 cents, or 2.7 per cent, to $20.99 on 2,024,628 shares. After markets closed, the energy giant posted fourth-quarter net income of $221 million, a drop from year-earlier profit of $232 million. The Calgary-based company blamed the weaker results to a dip in the heavy oilsands crude price.
Tembec (TSX:TMB). Wood products, pulp and paper producer. Down eight cents, or 2.65 per cent, at $2.94 on 922,844 shares. Cost cutting helped the Montreal-based company’s first-quarter net loss to drop by more than a third to $10 million despite a six per cent slide in sales. Tembec said it will also be selling its Skookumchuck pulp mill in B.C. in the coming year.
Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A). Printer. Up 24 cents, or 2.11 per cent, at $11.61 on 115,179 shares. The Montreal-based company expanded its educational publishing business with the acquisition of Groupe Modulo, a producer of French-language resources used in schools across Canada, for an undisclosed sum.