TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,780.24, down 75.96 points):
Carlisle Goldfields Ltd. (TSX:CGJ). Miner. Up 1.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, to six cents on 13.6 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Communication equipment. Up 98 cents, or 7.68 per cent, to $13.74 on 8 million shares. The company announced it was partnering with rival smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co. in an agreement that will see it provide mobile security technology for the Android operating system.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down two cents, or 0.49 per cent, to $4.05 on 5.8 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down $1.24, or 2.96 per cent, to $40.67 on 4.7 million shares.
Spartan Energy Corp. (TSX:SPE). Oil and gas. Down 15 cents, or 4.72 per cent, to $3.03 on 4.1 million shares.
Gear Energy Ltd. (TSX:GXE). Oil and gas. Down 34 cents, or 8.85 per cent, to $3.50 on 3.5 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A). Application Software. The IT services company said that earnings ex-items were $234 million or 73 cents per share — in line with estimates. Revenue was $2.48 billion — up about $25 million from a year earlier but short of the analyst estimate of $2.57 billion.
Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down seven cents, or 0.32 per cent, to to $21.60 on 2.4 million shares. The company reported quarterly core earnings of $755 million or 39 cents, up 7.4 per cent from a year earlier but a penny short of estimates. Manulife's net income was $1.1 billion or 57 cents per share, much higher than the 26 cents that analysts had expected.