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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (13,559.69 up 55.21 points):

Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Down 0.5 of a cent, or 11.11 per cent, to four cents on 9.1 million shares.

Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 39 cents, or 1.91 per cent, to $20.83 on 8.4 million shares.

Nuinsco Resources Ltd. (TSX:NWI). Miner. Down 0.5 of a cent, or 25 per cent, to 1.5 cents on 7.2 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up eight cents, or 2.88 per cent, to $2.86 on 7.1 million shares.

Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utility. Up 20 cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $30.95 on 5.7 million shares.

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail. Up eight cents, or 1.98 per cent, to $4.13 on 5.1 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (942.50 down 5.21 points):

Nortec Minerals Corp. (TSXV:NVT). Miner. Unchanged at two cents on 18.7 million shares.

MacDonald Mines Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:BMK). Miner. Down 0.5 of a cent, or 33.33 per cent, to one cent on 12.9 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Intact Financial Corp. (TSX:IFC). Insurance. Down 76 cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $66.75 on 683,230 shares. Canada's largest property and casualty insurer says a major December ice storm in Ontario and Quebec drove down its fourth-quarter net operating income 26 per cent to $143 million. Nevertheless, the company is increasing its quarterly dividend by nine per cent to 48 cents per share starting in March.

WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA). Airline. Up 15 cents, or 0.58 per cent, to $25.85 on 653,366 shares. The airline says its passenger traffic in January was more than eight per cent higher than in the same month last year. The company says traffic measured in revenue passenger miles grew by 8.4 per cent to 1.79 billion.

TMX Group Ltd. (TSX:X). Exchange operator. Down 49 cents, or 0.98 per cent, to $49.37 on 17,341 shares. The owner of the Toronto and TSX Venture stock exchanges, Montreal derivatives market and other securities exchanges, had $41.4 million of net income in the fourth quarter, or 77 cents per share. That was up 27 per cent from $32.6 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier, helped by higher trading volumes.

The Canadian Press

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