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TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,704.73 up 97.51 points):
Sirocco Mining Inc. (TSX:SIM). Miner. Down half a cent, or 1.11 per cent, at 44.5 cents on 5.79 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 4.64 per cent, at $2.93 on 5.55 million shares. The gold sector was up 1.19 per cent to 201.67 points.
Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Wireless communications. Up 82 cents, or 2.54 per cent, at $33.10 on 4.99 million shares. The telecommunications subgroup led the advancers at 111.12 points, up 2.18 per cent.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up five cents, or 0.87 per cent, at $5.81 on 4.93 million shares.
Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 0.83 per cent, at $6.04 on 4.56 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (941.51 up 7.98 points):
Patient Home Monitoring Corp. (TSXV:PHM). Health care service provider. Up a penny, or 5.26 per cent, at 20 cents on 6.32 million shares.
Corsa Coal Corp. (TSXV:CSO). Up half a cent, or 4.55 per cent, at 11.5 cents on 5.65 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (TSX:CM). Bank. Up $2.22, or 2.76 per cent, at $82.66 on 2.54 million shares. Third-quarter earnings easily beat analyst expectations while revenue rose three per cent. Net income totalled $890 million or $2.16 per share, up from $841 million or $2 per share in the same year-earlier period. Revenue was $3.26 billion versus $3.15 billion. CIBC also announced a share buyback plan and left its quarterly dividend unchanged at 96 cents per share.
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Up 75 cents, or 1.16 per cent, at $65.24 on 3.56 million shares. Canada's largest bank booked record third-quarter earnings and increased its quarterly dividend by six per cent to 67 cents per share. The record net income was $2.3 billion or $1.52 per share in the May-July period. That's up from $2.24 billion, or $1.47 per share in the same period last year. Revenue decreased to $7.72 billion from $7.76 billion.
Toronto-Dominion Bank (TSX:TD). Bank. Up $2.34, or 2.67 per cent, at $89.93 on 3.88 million shares. The country's second largest bank boosted its quarterly dividend by five per cent to 85 cents per share despite reporting a big drop in earnings due to losses on its insurance business. It earned $1.53 billion or $1.58 per share compared with $1.7 billion or $1.78 per share. Revenue totalled $5.95 billion, up from $5.84 billion.
WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA). Airliner. Down 21 cents, or 0.95 per cent, at $21.80 on 97,473 shares. The Calgary-based carrier plans to buy 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with a value of US$6.3 billion at list price. WestJet said the addition will increase its fleet by 50 aircraft.
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