TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,227.66 down 17.48 points):
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up 35 cents, or 1.07 per cent, to $33.00 on 31.7 million shares.
Carpathian Gold Inc. (TSX:CPN). Miner. Down 0.5 cents, or 14.29 per cent, to three cents on 7.4 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 12 cents, or 3.38 per cent, to $3.43 on 6.5 million shares.
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Unchanged at 7.5 cents on 5.7 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up five cents, or 1.29 per cent, to $3.92 on 5.5 million shares.
Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Down 55 cents, or 4.27 per cent, to $12.33 on 5.4 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,033.64 up 1.53 points):
Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:PML). Miner. Unchanged at 28 cents on 10.1 million shares.
Africa Hydrocarbons Inc. (TSXV:NFK). Oil and gas. Down 2.5 cents, or 16.13 per cent, to 13 cents on 6.3 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 0.60 per cent, to $8.34 on 1.1 million shares. William Gallacher, founder and chairman of the company, announced he was stepping down a day after its Dover oilsands project received a long-awaited green light from the Alberta government. Once all approvals are in hand, PetroChina, currently with a 60 per cent stake in the project, has 30 days to exercise its option to buy out Athabasca's 40 per cent interest for $1.3 billion — which would be a much-needed cash infusion for Athabasca.
Stella-Jones Inc. (TSX:SJ). Forest products. Up 56 cents, or 2.07 per cent, to $27.60 on 79,021 shares. The stock went up even though the company missed analyst estimates on both earnings per share and revenue as it raise the quarterly dividend 40 per cent amid expectations that demand for its core products will remain healthy.