TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (11,996.34 up 49.05 points):
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Down a penny, or 8.70 per cent, at 10.5 cents on 63.94 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 27 cents, or 1.49 per cent, at $18.44 on 8.22 million shares. The giant gold miner finally closed in the black after four consecutive days of slide. Gold stocks were punished as price of the bullion lost its lustre earlier in the week. The June gold contract rose US$9.80 to $1,392.50 per ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 30 cents, or 5.85 per cent, at $5.43 on 6.16 million shares. The gold sector was the biggest gainer among the subgroups, rising 2.74 per cent to 189.16 points.
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 15 cents, or 4.30 per cent, at $3.64 on 5.63 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 12 cents, or 0.87 per cent, at $13.99 on 5.48 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 40 cents, or 3.51 per cent, at $11.80 on 5.2 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (932.94 up 9.34 points):
Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 4.10 per cent, at $1.27 on 5.54 million shares.
Soltoro Ltd. (TSXV:SOL). Oil and gas. Up 1.5 cents, or 7.14 per cent, at 22.5 cents on 3.63 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 49 cents, or $13.80 on 2.47 million shares. A short outage at the smartphone maker's apps store left users unable to download content. The company did not say how many BlackBerry users were affected by the technical glitch.
Canadian Tire Corp. (TSX:CTC.A). Retailer. Up 57 cents, or 0.79 per cent, at $72.86 on 193,505 shares. The general merchandise, clothing and sporting goods retailer reached a long-term agreement on contracts with the franchise dealers who operate its 490 Canadian Tire stores.