TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,136.09 up 99.73 points):
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Unchanged at six cents on 16 million shares. The gold sector was down 0.86 per cent after charging ahead almost five per cent Thursday as December bullion lost $8.40 to US$1,314.60 an ounce.
Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Down 69 cents, or 9.91 per cent, to $6.27 on 14.1 million shares. An Alberta court ruled a First Nation can appeal the approval of one of Athabasca's oilsands project. The energy sector rose 0.8 per cent as Chinese data helped push the November contract 14 cents higher at US$100.81 a barrel.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Up nine cents, or 1.80 per cent, to $5.08 on 11.4 shares. The industrials sector rose 1.3 per cent. The aerospace division of Bombardier Inc. says one of China’s top leasing companies, CDB Leasing Co. Ltd., known as CLC, is the previously unidentified customer for up to 30 of its new CSeries aircraft.
Angle Energy Inc. (TSX:NGL). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 1.34 per cent, to $3.79 on 4.4 million shares.
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 23 cents, or 4.64 per cent, to $5.19 on 3.9 million shares.
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. (TSX:BXE). Oil and gas. Up 15 cents, or 1.88 per cent, to $8.14 on 3.2 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (950.97 down 0.61 of a point):
Petrodorado Energy Ltd. (TSXV:PDQ). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 33.33 per cent, to four cents on 8.3 million shares.
Alexandria Minerals Corp. (TSXV:AZX). Miner. Up one cent, or 33.33 per cent, to four cents on 4.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up 20 cents, or 2.37 per cent, to $8.64 on 1.39 million shares. Long battered by complaints that it lacks the latest and greatest apps to attract consumers and keep them entertained, BlackBerry hopes the customers it's now focusing on just don't care about the dreaded "app gap." When BlackBerry provided a dire update on its business last month, the floundering company signalled it was turning away from mainstream consumers to refocus its efforts on two markets: enterprise customers and so-called "prosumers."
Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Up 45 cents, or 0.88 per cent, to $51.61 on 159,363 shares. The Canadian cheese giant finds itself in a three-way bidding war for an Australian dairy processor after a leading local co-operative set the new standard with an all-cash bid that's seven per cent higher than Saputo's offer. The Montreal-based company says it is evaluating options but industry analysts believe Saputo will boost its C$450 million bid, including debt.