TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,378.33 up 84.13 points):
Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 50 cents, or 2.60 per cent, at $19.72 on 6.78 million shares. The life insurance provider posted solid third-quarter results Thursday, boosted by strong investment activity and results from its wealth management business.
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 40 cents, or 7.16 per cent, at $5.99 on 6.28 million shares. Air Canada’s shares closed not far off their five-year high reached earlier in the session after reporting record summer results amid substantial cost reductions and higher revenue.
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up eight cents, or 8.70 per cent, at $1 on 4.57 million shares. The company’s third-quarter loss narrowed to $13.8 million, or two cents per share, from a loss of $17.23 million, or four cents per share, in the same year-earlier period, helped by a drop in expenses.
Kinross Gold (TSX:K). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.59 per cent, at $5.14 on 3.59 million shares. The gold sector was up 0.66 per cent at 174.56 points.
Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Up 20 cents, or 0.78 per cent, at $25.71 on 3.35 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (937.41 up 6.33 points):
Revolver Resources Inc. (TSXV:RZ). Miner. Up a penny, or 66.67 per cent, at 2.5 cents on 4.38 million shares.
Anglo Swiss Resources Inc. (TSXV:ASW). Miner. Up half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at two cents on 2.56 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
CAE Inc. (TSX:CAE). Flight simulators and training . Up 10 cents, or 0.83 per cent, at $12.12 on 421,308 shares. The Montreal-based company announced the sale of six full-flight simulators pegged at more than $90 million to Indonesia’s Lion Air Group and other unnamed customers.
Talisman (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 20 cents, or 1.64 per cent, at $12.42 on 2.78 million shares. Calgary-based Talisman is selling 75 per cent of its assets in northeastern B.C.’s Montney formation to Progress Energy Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of Malaysia’s Petronas.
Telus (TSX:T). Telecommunications. Up 62 cents, or 1.71 per cent, at $36.90 on 2.18 million shares. The company is raising its quarterly dividend by two cents to 36 cents, after posting improved third-quarter results. It earned $356 million, or 56 cents per share, up from $323 million, or 49 cents per share, in the same year-ago period. Revenue totalled $2.87 billion, up from $2.77 billion.