TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,533.57 down 20.68 points):
Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:AEF). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.24 per cent, to $4.18 on eight million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up six cents, or 0.1.49 per cent, to $4.09 on 5.8 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Down 32 cents, or 1.54 per cent, to $20.43 on 4.4 million shares.
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (TSX:POT). Agriculture. Up 40 cents, or 1.03 per cent, to $39.42 on 4.4 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up four cents, or 0.48 per cent, to $8.38 on 4.3 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 49 cents, or 2.55 per cent, to $19.74 on 3.6 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,013.59 down 0.86 of a point):
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV:FO). Oil and gas. Down 3.5 cents, or 19.44 per cent, to 14.5 cents on 10.4 million shares.
Golden Tag Resources Ltd. (TSXV:GOG). Miner. Down one cent, or 20 per cent, to four cents on 7.1 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. (TSX:COS). Oil and gas. Down 88 cents, or 3.65 per cent, to $23.25 on 3.5 million shares. The company lowered its 2014 production guidance for the Syncrude Canada oilsands mine north of Fort McMurray, Alta., to between 95 million and 105 million barrels, compared with an previous estimate of 95 million to 110 million barrels as a result of a breakdown at one of its cokers, which help convert heavy oilsands bitumen into a lighter type of crude.
Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC). Application software. The company posted quarterly net earnings of $45.8 million or 33 cents per share, up from $25.8 million or 22 cents in the comparable year-earlier period as revenue rose to $442.8 million from $337.7 million. The company also upped its quarterly dividend by 15 per cent to 17.25 cents a share. Its shares climbed $3.30 or 6.49 per cent to $54.11.
Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (TSX:BIN). Waste management. Down 25 cents, or 0.91 per cent, to $27.37 on 137,357 shares. The company reported first-quarter revenue and profit were down compared with a year earlier, largely because of the tough winter weather in Canada and the U.S. Northeast. Net income dropped 11 per cent to US$25.9 million in the quarter from US$29.3 million in the first three months of 2013 and revenue dropped 3.5 per cent to US$469.8 million from US$486.56 million.