TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,800.18, up 3.39 points):
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 1.24 per cent, to $8.18 on 13.1 million shares.
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up one cent, or 0.03 per cent, to $37.01 on 12.1 million shares.
Just Energy Group Inc. (TSX:JE). Utilities. Up 40 cents, or 6.50 per cent, to $6.55 on 5.8 million shares. The company sold its water heater and HVAC home services business to Reliance Comfort Limited Partnership for $505 million. Just Energy says it’s also cutting its dividend and will repay about $400 million in debt.
Petrowest Corp. (TSX:PRW). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 3.91 per cent, to $1.33 on 5.2 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up three cents, or 0.81 per cent, to $3.73 on 4.6 million shares. Bombardier’s CSeries planes could resume flight testing after the plane’s engine manufacturer believes it found the cause of an incident that recently grounded four test aircraft.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.39 per cent, to $2.53 on 4.4 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (985.92, up 3.50 points):
Madalena Energy Inc. (TSXV:MVN). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 19.05 per cent, to 51 cents on 7.7 million shares.
Theralase Technologies Inc. (TSXV:TLT). Medical devices. Up 2.5 cents, or 7.94 per cent, to 34 cents on 3.9 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Consumer packaged goods. Down 14 cents, or 0.24 per cent, to $58.95 on 685,259 shares. The country’s largest cheese and dairy processor posted fourth-quarter net earnings of $119.8 million or 61 cents per diluted share. Ex-items, it earned $151.9 million or 78 cents per diluted share, four cents better than analyst forecasts.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A). Publishing. Up 32 cents, or 2.12 per cent, to $15.41 on 415,117 shares. The company reports it had $36.8 million of adjusted earnings in its fiscal second quarter, an increase of 12.9 per cent from a year earlier and ahead of analyst estimates. The country’s largest commercial printer had 47 cents per share of adjusted profit, up from 42 cents a year, and four cents per share above estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.