TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,746.55 up 13.95 points):
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 53 cents, or 8.76 per cent, at $6.58 on 9.34 million shares. The gold sector led all advancers on the TSX, rising 4.99 per cent to 205.64 points.
Atna Resources Ltd. (TSX:ATN). Miner. Down 18.5 cents, or 43.53 per cent, at 24 cents on 7.78 million shares. The Colorado-based company said Wednesday that it will reduce operations at its Pinson gold mine in Nevada due to the weakness in gold prices.
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 18 cents, or 1.48 per cent, at $12.35 on 6.92 million shares.
Semafo Inc. (TSX:SMF). Gold miner. Up 12 cents, or 6.22 per cent, at $2.05 on 6.73 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 17 cents, or 7.02 per cent, at $2.59 on 6.08 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (960.74 up 7.04 points):
Strategic Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSXV:SOG). Oil and gas. Down 17 cents, or 15.32 per cent, at 94 cents on 8.74 million shares. The Calgary-based company booked a first-quarter loss of $3.37 million or two cents per share, reversing a year-earlier profit of $611,000 or nil per share.
Functional Technologies Corp. (TSXV:FEB). Biotechnology. Up half a cent, or 50 per cent, at 1.5 cents on 3.05 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
CIBC (TSX:CM). Bank. Down $1.21, or 1.5 per cent, at $79.22 on 3.71 million shares. CIBC is seeking alternative options in case it drops its Aeroplan credit card agreement with Aimia set to expire at the end of the year. The bank also announced that it will raise its dividend by two per cent after booking an eight per cent jump on its second-quarter profit. Revenue totalled $3.13 billion from $3.08 billion in the same quarter a year ago.
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down $1.14, or 1.78 per cent, at $62.84 on 3.70 million shares. Canada's biggest bank will look to the U.S. capital market business to offset the impacts of recession in Europe. The bank made the announcement after posting second-quarter profit of $1.9 billion, up 26 per cent from a year earlier. Revenue jumped to $7.77 billion from $6.92 billion.