TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,796.79, up 62.10 points):
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Up 0.5 of a cent, or 5.26 per cent, to 10 cents on 18.4 million shares.
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Down 63 cents, or 1.67 per cent, to $37.00 on 12.2 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.78 per cent, to $2.54 on 7.8 million shares.
Petrowest Corp. (TSX:PRW). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 11.30 per cent, to $1.28 on 7.77 million shares.
Elgin Mining Inc. (TSX:ELG). Miner. Up 12.5 cents, or 62.50 per cent, to 32.5 cents on 7 million shares.
Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 1.09 per cent, to $1.82 on 4.6 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (982.44, up 0.42 points):
360 VOX Corp. (TSXV:VOX). Real estate services. Unchanged at 19.5 cents on 10.3 million shares.
Pine Cliff Energy Ltd (TSXV:PNE). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 2.22 per cent, to $1.38 on 3.9 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 0.08 per cent, to $36.46 on 1.5 million shares. The company says the price tag for the first phase of its Sunrise oilsands project in northern Alberta is going up, with costs of its central plant coming in higher than expected. Speaking at Husky's investor day on Wednesday, executives provided no details on how much higher costs could climb, as a final estimate has not been finalized.
The Intertain Group Ltd. (TSX:IT). Asset management. Up 45 cents, or 8.91 per cent, to $5.50 on 305,401 shares. The company has agreed to pay about $82.4 million in cash, or more if certain targets are reached, to acquire Mandalay Media Ltd. â€” owner of several online bingo websites in the United Kingdom. Intertain is the parent of CryptoLogic, an online gaming company that offers casino and poker games.
Laurentian Bank of Canada. (TSX:LB). Bank. Up 48 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $48.06 on 259,547 shares. The Quebec-based bank capped a strong second-quarter for Canada's banking sector by joining the country's Big 6 banks in beating analyst forecasts despite the challenges of intensified competition and ongoing low interest rates. The bank said it will raise its quarterly dividend for the second time in a year and eighth time in four years after posting $39.4 million in adjusted profits, up slightly from the prior year.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Down 22 cents, or 0.44 per cent, to $50.25 on 3.4 million shares. The company says it plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help feed Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp.'s proposed liquefied natural gas facility near Kitimat, B.C. The Merrick Mainline Pipeline Project will run 260 kilometres from Dawson Creek, in B.C.'s resource-rich northeast, to Summit Lake, where Chevron and Apache's Pacific Trail Pipeline begins. Pacific Trail will deliver gas the rest of the way to the coast, where the resource will be chilled into a liquid state and exported abroad via tanker.