TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,758.65 up 23.53 points):
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Up half a cent, or 8.33 per cent, to 6.5 cents on 28.6 million shares.
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 52 cents, or 13.1 per cent, to $4.49 on 10.3 million shares. The stock was at levels not seen since in years as analysts raised their price targets in the wake of an announcement by the airline of improved cost estimates.
Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Down six cents, or 1.28 per cent, to $4.63 on 6.2 million shares.
Mirabela Nickel Ltd. (TSX:MNB). Miner. Up one cent, or 200 per cent, to 1.5 cents on 5.4 million shares.
Kimber Resources Inc. (TSX:KBR). Miner. Down half a cent, or 3.33 per cent, to 14.5 cents on 4.3 million shares.
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Down eight cents, or 8.89 per cent, to 82 cents on 3.9 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (954.88 up 11.03 points):
Rockridge Capital Corp. (TSXV:RRC). Miner. Down half a cent, or 25 per cent, to 1.5 cents on 3.8 million shares.
Intertainment Media Inc. (TSXV:INT). Down half a cent, or 7.69 per cent, to six cents on 2.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry Lyd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communication. Dow nine cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $7.88 on 2.6 million shares. The company expects to receive a US$500-million tax rebate within the next year, according to a recent report filed with regulators.
Minera IRL Ltd. (TSX:IRL). Miner. Up six cents, or 24.49 per cent, to 30.5 cents on 1.8 million shares. The company said Friday that it was in talks regarding a possible takeover of the company by LionGold Corp. Also being discussed was a possible US$10-million private investment by LionGold, according to the Toronto-listed mineral exploration company, which is focused on Latin America.