TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,830.03 up 30.12 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.32 per cent, at $3.18 on 48.38 million shares.
Nevsun Resources Ltd. (TSX:NSU). Miner. Up five cents, or 1.33 per cent, at $3.80 on 12.89 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Up $1.26, or 3.94 per cent, at $33.25 on 20.26 million shares. The energy sector had the biggest gain out of the 13 subgroups on the main index, rising 1.09 per cent to 260.76 points. The crude oil price rose 42 cents US to $93.45 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 5.62 per cent, at $1.88 on 7.06 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up five cents, or 0.32 per cent, at $15.48 on 6.64 million shares. The financials sector gained 0.13 per cent to 199.93 points.
Element Financial Corp. (TSX:EFN). Equipment financier. Down a penny, or 0.11 per cent, at $8.70 on 6.03 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,117.15 up 4.54 points):
Healthpricer Interactive Ltd. (TSXV:HPC). Online advertising. Unchanged at half a cent on 16.5 million shares.
Galway Metals Inc. (TSX:GWM). Mine explorer. Up a penny, or 28.57 per cent, at 4.5 cents on 5.52 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:INN.UN). Hotel operator. Up six cents, or 1.39 per cent, at $4.37 on 627,341 shares. A $165.4-million income tax recovery helped InnVest swing to a big net profit in the fourth quarter. It booked net and comprehensive earnings of $147.5 million or $1.22 per diluted unit, compared with a net loss of $4.3 million or 4.6 cents per diluted unit a year earlier. Revenue was up at $151.7 million from $150.4 million.
McCoy Corp.(TSX:MCB). Oilfield equipment and services. Up nine cents, or 2.14 per cent, at $4.29 on 50,450 shares. The Edmonton-based company reported a double-digit drop in fourth-quarter net income as it continued to see a decline in the profitability of its mobile solutions division. Profit totalled $3.3 million or 12 cents per share, down 15 per cent from the same 2011 period. Revenue was almost flat at $44.32 million.