TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,271.92 down 32.25 points):
Artek Exploration Ltd. (TSX:RTK). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 1.60 per cent, to $3.81 on 8.7 million shares.
Carpathian Gold Inc. (TSX:CPN). Miner. Unchanged at six cents on 6.6 million shares.
Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Up 37 cents, or 5.79 per cent, to $6.76 on 6.5 million shares.
Primero Mining Corp. (TSX:P). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 1.33 per cent, to $7.60 on 6.4 million shares.
Santonia Energy Inc. (TSX:STE). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.68 per cent, to $1.47 on 6.1 million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 11 cents, or 1.97 per cent, to $5.48 on 5.8 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,039.36 up 10.08 points):
Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX:ENA). Communication equipment. Up eight cents, or 266.67 per cent, to 11 cents on 17.9 million shares.
Midlands Minerals Corp. (TSX:MEX). Miner. Up 0.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, to two cents on 10.2 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 0.27 per cent, at $40.81 on 4.2 million shares. The stock went up even though the company’s adjusted earnings of 52 cents per share missed analyst estimates by four cents as the company increase its quarterly dividend by 12.5 per cent, or 2.5 cents, to 22.5 cents per share as both net earnings and revenue improved in the fourth quarter.
Canadian Western Bank (TSX:CWB). Bank. Up 30 cents, or 0.82 per cent, to $36.99 on 541,074 shares. The company says it earned $52.6 million or 65 cents per diluted share, up from $45.5 million or 57 cents per diluted share a year ago. Revenue totalled $151.7 million, up from $133.5 million.
Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Down 25 cents, or 0.51 per cent, to $48.54 on 758,941 shares. After markets closed, the National Energy Board announced it had approved the company’s plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of its Line 9 pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering and construction. Down $1.98, or 4.09 per cent, to $46.39 on 864,028 shares. The engineering and construction giant reports its fourth-quarter profit and revenue were down as several major divisions faced tough conditions, bringing a close to a difficult year for the company, which has been dealing with fallout related to bribery and corruption allegations against top executives.