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

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (15,482.57 up 51.19 points):

Colossus Minerals Inc. (TSX:CSI). Miner. Down 22.5 cents, or 52.33 per cent, at 20.5 cents on 24.70 million shares.

Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX:NKO). Oil and gas. Down $1.27, or 48.47 per cent, at $1.35 on 7.9 million shares. Second-quarter net loss totalled US$149 million, up from US$59 million.

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up 10 cents, or 2.20 per cent, at $4.64 on 5.53 million shares.

Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX:STP). Oil and gas. Down 13.5 cents, or 26.47 per cent, at 37.5 cents on 5.18 million shares.

Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up 30 cents, or 1.56 per cent, at $19.51 on 4.65 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (934.07 up 2.45 points):

VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. (TSXV:VPT). Medical equipment. Down 10.5 cents, or 70 per cent, at 4.5 cents on 6.81 million shares.

Entrec Corp. (TSXV:ENT). Lift and crane services. Down a penny, or 0.68 per cent, at $1.47 on 5.09 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX). Private equity. Up $1.11, or 1.96 per cent, at $57.71 on 154,194 shares. It earned US$399 million in the third-quarter, or $3.22 per share, which was significantly higher than year-ago profit of $98 million or $1.50 per share. The jump in profit came as Onex recorded a $551-million recovery of income taxes compared with $89 million last year. Revenue grew 16 per cent to $7.13 billion.

Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP). Dairy. Up 38 cents, or 0.78 per cent, at $49.08 on 194,134 shares. Saputo raised its offer for an Australian dairy company to $9 per share in Australian currency from AUD$8 per share. Saputo’s new offer values Warrnambool Cheese and Butter’s equity at about AUD$499 million, or about C$487 million.

Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Media. Down three cents, or 0.52 per cent, at $5.71 on 31,715 shares. The company is reorganizing the advertising sales operations at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and moving them to an affiliated company. About 80 jobs are being cut.

WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA). Airline. Up 14 cents, or 0.51 per cent, at $27.45 on 201,592 shares. Canada’s second-biggest carrier announced it will begin flying to Ireland next summer, the airline’s first transatlantic route. WestJet currently flies to destinations across North America, Central America and the Caribbean.