TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,892.11 down 2.30 points):
Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK). Miner. Up three cents, or 40 per cent, at 10.5 cents on 14.04 million shares. The Toronto-based company announced after markets closed Thursday that it produced 55,206 ounces of gold in the third quarter, up 14.4 per cent over the previous quarter. Its Cosmo Gold Mine in Australia posted record mine production of 21,316 ounces, an increase of 20 per cent.
American Bonanza Gold Corp. (TSX:BZA). Miner. Down 2.5 cents, or 55.56 per cent, at two cents on 6.01 million shares. It placed its Copperstone Mine in Arizona on care and maintenance status until further notice, citing cost cutting. It said it will review its operations while it looks for additional funding.
Pacific Rim Mining Corp. (TSX:PMU). Miner. Unchanged at five cents on 5.55 million shares.
Potash Ridge Corp. (TSX:PRK). Miner. Up a penny, or eight per cent, at 13.5 cents on 5.04 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Train and plane maker. Up five cents, or 1.02 per cent, at $4.97 on 4.36 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (929.37 down 6.15 points):
Mart Resources Inc. (TSXV:MMT). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 6.73 per cent, at $1.11 on 6.76 million shares.
Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas. Down half a cent, or 6.25 per cent, at 7.5 cents on 6.28 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
A&W Revenue Royalties Income Fund (TSX:AW.UN). Fast food chain. Up 15 cents, or 0.69 per cent, at $22 on 7,411 shares. Third-quarter earnings at the burger chain advanced as same-store sales improved. Its earnings totalled $6.5 million in the July-September period, up from $4.2 million in the same period last year. Total sales reported by restaurants in the royalty pool advanced 4.4 per cent to $211.1 million.
Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. Down 51 cents, or 1.55 per cent, at $32.46 on 2.10 million shares. The company lowered its third-quarter earnings guidance as farmers delay buying fertilizer. The fertilizer giant said earnings per share is expected to come in at about 41 cents, down from the 45 to 60 cents range it predicted in July. Potash will report its full earnings on Oct. 24.
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 0.16 per cent, at $12.71 on 1.56 million shares. Moody's Investors Service cut its credit-rating outlook for Talisman Energy, citing uncertainty over the company's strategic shift. The agency changed its outlook to negative from stable.