TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,704.52 up 65.22 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 28 cents, or 8.54 per cent, at $3.56 on 8.90 million shares. The Vancouver-based company posted second-quarter results Wednesday that showed profits almost tripled to US$33.1 million from $11.9 million in the same period last year as gold revenues soared to $122.64 million from $57.33 million.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 31 cents, or 5.22 per cent, at $6.25 on 7.57 million shares. The gold sector led all advancers on the main index, up 5.65 per cent to 207.04 points as the price of the bullion enjoyed a double-digit increase for a second day in a row. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, the December contract closed up $27.50 at US$1,360.90 an ounce.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up $1.15, or 5.96 per cent, at $20.43 on 6.81 million shares.
Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up 65 cents, or 10.82 per cent, at $6.66 on 5.57 million shares.
Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Up $1.88, or 6.19 per cent, at $32.23 on 5.57 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (932.10 up 5.95 points):
Calibre Mining Corp. (TSX:CXB). Mine developer and explorer. Up 6.5 cents, or 162.50 per cent, at 10.5 cents on 6.47 million shares. The Vancouver-based company announced Thursday that it will expand operations at its Montes de Oro property in Nicaragua as “it continues to return consistently high-grade gold intercepts.”
Fission Uranium Corp. (TSXV:FCU). Mine exploration. Up 13 cents, or 10.74 per cent, at $1.34 on 3.82 million shares. The Kelowna, B.C.,-based company announced the discovery of a fourth zone of uranium minralization at its Patterson Lake South property in Saskatchewan.
Companies reporting major news:
Danier Leather (TSX:DL). Leather goods retailer. Down 30 cents, or 2.61 per cent, at $11.20 on 4,553 shares. The Toronto-based company booked annual profits of $1.4 million, down from $4 million in fiscal 2012 as Danier invested more to support its growth strategy. Its revenue, however, increased nearly five per cent to $154.96 million.
Yellow Media Ltd. (TSX:Y). Online content and directory publisher. Up 30 cents, or 2.46 per cent, at $12.50 on 15,994 shares. Robert MacLellan, chairman of its board of directors, will take on the CEO’s role temporarily while it searches for a permanent replacement for Marc Tellier, who vacated the position on Thursday.