TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,730.33 up 37.92 points):
Carpathian Gold Inc. (TSX:CPN). Gold exploration. Down 4.5 cents, or 33.33 per cent, at nine cents on 9.08 million shares. The Toronto-based exploration company announced it is seeking strategic alternatives, which includes a merger, a sale of its assets or an outright sale of the company.
Pacific Rim Mining Corp. (TSX:PMU). Miner. Unchanged at five cents on 7.15 million shares.
Crew Energy Inc. (TSX:CR). OIl and gas. Up eight cents, or 1.42 per cent, at $5.73 on 5.74 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Train and plane maker. Up seven cents, or 1.46 per cent, at $4.85 on 5.67 million shares.
Santonia Energy Inc. (TSX:STE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $2.05 on 3.84 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (933.07 down 6.28 points):
East Asia Minerals Corp. (TSXV:EAS). Mine exploration. Down 3.5 cents, or 41.18 per cent, at five cents on 7.21 million shares.
ArPetrol Ltd. (TSXV:RPT). Oil and gas. Unchanged at half a cent on 6.73 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 21 cents, or 2.55 per cent, at $8.44 on 1.74 million shares. Patent licensing firm Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) says it has reached an agreement with the beleaguered smartphone maker to dismiss all pending patent litigation between the companies. Wi-LAN's stock was up four cents, or 1.04 per cent, at $3.90 on 465,116 shares.
CAE (TSX:CAE). Flight simulator. Up two cents, or 0.18 per cent, at $11.03 on 319,316 shares. The Montreal-based company lands $140 million worth of military contracts in U.S. and Germany.
The Jean Coutu Group (TSX:PJC.A). Pharmacy. Down 79 cents, or 4.18 per cent, at $18.12 on 701,401 shares. Quebec's largest pharmacy retailer's second-quarter results did not meet analyst estimate and its revenue dropped slightly to $653.8 million from $658.7 million. However, its second-quarter profit quadrupled, boosted by result of gains from its investment in U.S. chain Rite Aid.