TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,799.91 up 55.80 points):
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up $1.26, or 3.94 per cent, at $33.25 on 20.26 million shares. The energy sector was the biggest advancer, up 1.38 per cent to 257.96 points. The price of crude oil increased 51 cents US to $93.03 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 56 cents, or 3.49 per cent, at $15.48 on 10.42 million shares.
TORC Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 6.06 per cent, at $2.10 on 10.26 million shares. The Calgary-based energy company closed higher for third day in a row since it announced a big jump in reserves and production on Tuesday.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.42 per cent, at $4.30 on 7.84 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 3.59 per cent, at $3.17 on 7.81 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 67 cents, or 3.17 per cent, at $21.83 on 5.72 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,112.61 down 2.76 points):
Border Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:BOR). Oil and gas. Up half a cent, or 20 per cent, at three cents on 5.81 million shares.
Galway Metals Inc. (TSX:GWM). Mine explorer. Up half a cent, or 16.67 per cent, at 3.5 cents on 5.65 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Dairy maker. Down eight cents, or 0.16 per cent, at $50.06 on 195,169 shares. The Canadian cheese giant is closing its manufacturing facility in Warwick, Que. to cut costs and improve operational efficiency. One hundred workers will be affected by the move. Some will be able to transfer to other plants.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Down $1.39, or 5.61 per cent, at $23.40 on 4.24 million shares. The natural gas and crude oil producer announced a $23.8 million quarterly net loss equal to eight cents per diluted share. That compared with a year-earlier profit of US$80.8 million. Revenue rose slightly to US$1.05 billion from US$1.01 billion amid an unfavourable arbitration decision.
Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX:TRZ.B). Travel company. Down 51 cents, or 8.15 per cent, at $5.75 on 209,865 shares. The company announced a big improvement in first-quarter results compared with a year ago, but remains mired in red ink as the integrated vacation tour operator also saw revenue decline on reduced capacity.