TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,826.52 down 5.45 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.34 per cent, at $2.91 on 7,434,912 shares.
Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TSX:KEL). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 3.80 per cent, at $5.74 on 6,237,724 shares. The energy sector was up 1.25 per cent to 256.35 points as price of crude increased US$1.13 to $91.56 per barrel.
Banro Corp. (TSX:BAA). Miner. Down 49 cents, or 21.59 per cent, at $1.78 on 6,002,541 shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down three cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $4.03 on 5,611,587 shares.
Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Down 29 cents, or 3.04 per cent, at $9.26 on 5,176,049 shares. The Calgary-based company’s stock closed at its lowest level.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $14.67 on 4,169,995 shares. The gold sector led the decliners on the main index, sliding 1.44 per cent to 251.56 points.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,116.23 up 6.48 points):
CYGAM Energy Inc. (TSXV:CYG). Oil explorer. Unchanged at 21 cents on 6,679,000 shares.
Cortex Business Solutions Inc. (TSXV:CBX). Business services. Down a penny, or five per cent, at 19 cents on 6,272,500 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up 94 cents, or 3.02 per cent, at $32.10 on 3,270,960 shares. Fourth-quarter profits totalled $352 million, or 32 cents per share, down significantly from $832 million or 76 cents per share a year ago. Revenue slipped 14 per cent to $37 billion. Despite the drop in results, Canadian Natural boosted its dividend for the 13th year in a row.
Canadian Western Bank (TSX:CWB). Bank. Down $1.46, or 4.81 per cent, at $28.91 on 672,005 shares. Its net income available to common shareholders in the first quarter was $45.5 million, or 57 cents per share, up 10 per cent compared with results a year ago. Improved loan growth helped boost its revenue by eight per cent to $135.1 million.
Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up three cents, or 1.09 per cent, at $2.77 on 4,113,126 shares. Shareholders of the Toronto-based company approved a deal that will see the company’s largest shareholder take the company private. The deal still requires court and regulatory approval and is expected to close in the second quarter of this year.