TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,694.94 down 40.34 points):
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up 28 cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $30.59 on 15 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Unchanged at $4.02 on 8.2 million shares.
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up nine cents, or 1.37 per cent, to $6.68 on 6.3 million shares.
Teranga Gold Corp. (TSX:TGZ). Miner. Up four cents, or 4.49 per cent, to 93 cents on 5.8 million shares.
North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL). Miner. Down 8.5 cents, or 16.04 per cent, to 44.5 cents on 5.6 million shares.
EMC Metals Corp. (TSX:EMC). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 16.67 per cent, to 2.5 cents on 5.5 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (951.32 down 1.56 points):
MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:BMK). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 25 per cent, to 1.5 cents on 15.1 million shares.
Bear Lake Gold Ltd. (TSXV:BLG). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 12.50 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 8.6 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Railway. Up 27 cents, or 0.46 per cent, to $59.61 on 1.66 million shares. The railway missed quarterly earnings estimates by a penny a share as results were impacted by tough winter conditions. However, CN upped its quarterly dividend by 16 per cent to 25 cents and RBC Capital Markets raised its rating to outperform.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 59 cents, or 1.23 per cent, $48.42 on 1.68 million shares. An environmental report from the U.S. State Department said the company’s controversial Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction in the Alberta oil sands. The report stops short of recommending approval of the pipeline but gives U.S. President Barack Obama political cover if he chooses to endorse the pipeline in spite of strong opposition.
Cameco (TSX:CCO). Miner. Down 91 cents, or 3.70 per cent, to $23.67 on 1.69 million shares. The uranium miner is selling its share of the Bruce Power nuclear partnership in southwestern Ontario to Borealis Infrastructure for $450 million.