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 (12,196.80 up 5.75 points):

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (TSX:PTM). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.98 per cent, at $1.03 on 8,894,460 shares. The metals and mining sector dropped 0.30 per cent to 953.95 points.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.78 per cent, at $3.43 on 7,229,242 shares.

Uranium One. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up eight cents, or 4.06 per cent, at $2.05 on 5,666,306 shares.

Paladin Energy Ltd. (TSX:PDN). Oil and gas. Down seven cents, or 6.54 per cent, at $1 on 5,636,507 shares. The company will post its third quarter results next week.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 36 cents, or 3.05 per cent, at $12,18 on 5,700,851 shares. The financials sector was up 0.48 per cent to 181.42 points.

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 16 cents, or 1.57 per cent, at $10.32 on 4,670,316 shares.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,300.92 up 2.24 points):

Melior Resources Inc. (TSXV:MLR). Mining. Unchanged at 12 cents on 5,486,000 shares.

Primary Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:PIE). Oil and gas. Up 4.5 cents, or 21.95 per cent, at 25 cents on 3,674,008 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Rona Inc. (TSX:RON). Home improvement retailer. Up 77 cents, or 8.24 per cent, at $10.12 on 905,051 shares. The departure of long-time chief executive Robert Dutton opens the retailer for renewed talks with U.S. rival Lowe’s, suggests one of Rona’s largest shareholders.

Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Telecommunications. Up 96 cents, or 1.51 per cent, at $64.49 on 529,118 shares. Third-quarter profits surged as smartphone customers used more wireless data service. Telus earned $351 million, up from $325 million in the same 2011 quarter. Overall revenue rose 5.8 per cent to $2.77 billion.

TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X). Stock market operator. Down 28 cents, or 0.58 per cent, at $48.38 on 46,056 shares. The stock exchange announced 100 job cuts over the next 12 months as it integrates its recent acquisitions. TMX also released its third-quarter earnings, its first report before it began restructuring after the Maple Group acquisition.