Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,926.78 down 4.62 points):

Sulliden Gold Corp. Ltd. (TSX:SUE). Miner. Down nine cents, or 8.18 per cent, at $1.01 on 6.76 million shares. The Toronto-based company announced a bought deal financing for total gross proceeds of $40.1 million to be used to fund the development of the Shahuindo project in Peru and for general corporate purposes.

Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Down seven cents, or 1.12 per cent, at $6.17 on 5.01 million shares. The energy sector fell 0.27 per cent to 264.10 points as the price of benchmark October crude slipped $1.68 to US$106.39 a barrel.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 72 cents, or 3.48 per cent, at $19.94 on 4.86 million shares.

Perseus Mining Ltd. (TSX:PRU). Gold miner. Up two cents, or 3.23 per cent, at 64 cents on 4.69 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down nine cents, or 3.02 per cent, at $2.89 on 4.41 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (952.81 up 0.02 point):

Columbus Gold Corp. (TSXV:CGT). Mine exploration. Up half a cent, or 1.28 per cent, at 39.5 cents on 6.08 million shares. The Vancouver-based company announced Wednesday that it had granted the right to a 50.01 per cent interest in certain licences at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana to gold producer Nord Gold N.V.

Patient Home Monitoring Corp. (TSXV:PHM). Medical devices. Up five cents, or 19.23 per cent, at 31 cents on 5.86 million shares. The San Francisco-based company's stock hit a record high after announcing the closing of its acquisition of Hollywood Healthcare Corp., which sells diabetes supplies and flu shots to pharmacies.

Companies reporting major news:

Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP). Railway. Up $1.95, or 1.49 per cent, at $132.78 on 615,229 shares. The country's second-largest railway will cut 130 jobs in the coming months after giving notice that it will close its locomotive repair and maintenance centre at Calgary's Alyth Yard. Canadian Pacific said the decision follows the Canadian Transportation Agency's order to cease load testing and idling in overnight operations at the 60-year-old facility.

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up 80 cents, or 1.87 per cent, at $43.47 on 1.33 million shares. The company is preparing to issue US$200 million worth of preferred shares through a syndicate of underwriters, with proceeds to be used for capital projects and debt reduction.