Most actively traded companies on the TSX

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,473.70, up 3.75 points):

Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (TSX:COS). Oil and gas. Up 23 cents, or 2.09 per cent, to $11.21 on 10.1 million shares.

Chaparral Gold Corp. (TSX:CHL). Miner. Down one cent, or 1.69 per cent, to 58 cents on 8.7 million shares.

Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 12 cents, or 2.60 per cent, to $4.49 on 7 million shares.

Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up 70 cents, or 8.54 per cent, to $8.90 on 6.6 million shares.

Air Canada (TSX:AC). Down seven cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $12.00 on 5.5 million shares.

Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP). Brokers and exchanges. Down two cents, or 16.67 per cent, to 10 cents on 5.1 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA). Bank. Down 70 cents, or 1.39 per cent, to $49.70 on 2 million shares. The bank is boosting its dividend for the third time in the past year following record adjusted profits in 2014, which included a strong fourth-quarter. The country’s sixth-largest bank said Friday that its quarterly payout will increase four per cent to 50 cents per share effective Feb. 1.

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down $1.38, or 2.04 per cent, to $66.20 on 3.1 million shares. The bank’s fourth-quarter net income fell 14 per cent from last year to $1.438 billion as it recognized severance expenses relating to its downsizing efforts and faced a “perfect storm” of factors in its international operations .The net income amounted to $1.10 per share, down from $1.676 billion. Excluding the restructuring and certain other items, Scotiabank’s net income was $1.703 billion — up two per cent from last year.