TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,338.85 up 105.99 points):
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up six cents, or three per cent, at $2.06 on 8,157,488 shares. The gold sector led the advancers on the main index, climbing 2.14 per cent to 348.58 points, buoyed a jump in the bullion price which closed at a seven-month high. The December gold contract rose US$26.90 to $1,780.50 an ounce at the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up eight cents, or 1.16 per cent, at $6.96 on 4,587,932 shares. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company announced after markets closed that it had a loss of US$235 million or 45 cents per share in the second quarter, which reversed year-earlier profits of $329 million or 63 cents per share. Revenue dropped to $2.87 billion from $4.17 billion.
Viterra Inc. (TSXV:VT). Grain handler. Down two cents, or 0.12 per cent, at $16.07 on 4,503,983 shares. On Wednesday, the Calgary-based company and Glencore International extended the deadline for closing the Swiss commodity giant’s friendly, $6.1-billion takeover deal of Viterra to wait for a Chinese regulator to complete its review.
Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Up 67 cents, or 1.24 per cent, at $54.75 on 4,482,293 shares. The financial sector finished the day at 181.46 points, up 1.42 points or 0.79 per cent.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 26 cents, or 2.69 per cent, aqt $9.91 on 4,398,409 shares.
Sulliden Gold Corp. (TSX:SUE). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.85 per cent, at $1.16 on 4,207,276 shares. The Toronto-based miner stock closed lower for a second day in a row. Sulliden announced Wednesday results of a feasibility study at its Shahuindo property, which has gold and silver deposits, in Peru.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,322.31 up 15.45 points):
Woulfe Mining Corp. (TSXV:WOF). Mine exploration and development. Down half a cent, or 1.61 per cent, at 30.5 cents on 7,419,941 shares. The Vancouver-based company announced assay results from its Sangdong property in South Korea.
Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSXV:PRY). Oil and gas exploration and development. Unchanged at $1.70 on 4,573,853 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Railway. Up six cents, or 0.07 per cent, at $87.49 on 744,985 shares. Canada’s biggest railway company is testing two natural gas-fired locomotives in Alberta’s oilsands region to see if it’s feasible to switch from diesel to a fuel that’s cheap, plentiful and relatively clean.
QLT Inc. (TSX:QLT). Eye drug developer. Down three cents, 0.39 per cent, at $7.70 on 10,050 shares. The Vancouver-based company said it will buy back up to 3.4 million of its shares over the next year to return $100 million of capital to shareholders.