TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,841.62 up 4.91 points):
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B). Media. Down 15 cents, or 8.57 per cent, at $1.60 on 7.1 million shares. More than seven million shares exchanged hands in single trade in the afternoon, representing about 18 per cent of the company's outstanding class B shares. A spokeswoman for the company said she was unaware of any reason for the significant exchange in stock.
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down nine cents, or 6.12 per cent, at $1.38 on 5.30 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless devices. Down four cents, or 0.48 per cent, at $8.22 on 3.62 million shares. The chief executive of Jabil Circuit Inc. (NYSE:JBL), which makes smartphones for BlackBerry, told analysts in a conference call that Jabil will move ahead with its plans to end its partnership agreement with the Waterloo, Ont.,-based company.
Rockgate Capital Corp. (TSX:RGT). Miner. Unchanged at 20.5 cents on 3.53 million shares.
Mirabela Nickel Ltd. (TSX:MNB). Miner. Down two cents, or 40 per cent, at three cents on 3.24 million shares. One of the company's two customers will close its smelting facilities due to "adverse nickel market conditions." Mirabela said that it is taking legal advice in relation with its contract with Votorantim Metais Niquel S.A.
Toronto Venture Exchange (948.13 up 0.44 point):
Solimar Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SXS). Oil and gas. Down half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at a penny on 8.83 million shares.
Madalena Energy Inc. (TSXV:MVN). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 4.71 per cent, at 44.5 cents on 5.16 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down 21 cents, or 1.09 per cent, at $19.08 on 2.74 million shares. The Supreme Court of Chile has upheld rulings that require the miner to complete a water management system for the Pascua-Lama mining project, to the satisfaction of the country’s environment ministry, before resuming construction.
Husky Energy (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Up $1.20, or 4.13 per cent, at $30.26 on 1.29 million shares. A Norwegian energy firm Statoil is estimating that an untapped oil field off Canada’s east coast contains between 300 and 600 million barrels of recoverable oil, making it one of the biggest discoveries in recent years. Calgary-based Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) is Statoil’s partner in the area.
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Media and communications. Up 18 cents, or 0.40 per cent, at $45.09 on 655,137 shares. Rogers, one of Canada's largest telecommunications companies, and U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Corp., announced they will offer Canadians high-speed Internet access in their vehicles through a new service. Rogers also said it will launch a digital all-you-can-read subscription service for magazines for $9.99 a month, starting Oct. 15.