TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,674.35 up 101.27 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 1.01 per cent, at $3 on 8.96 million shares. The gold sector was ahead 1.81 per cent to 205.03 points as the price of the bullion gained 70 cents US to $1,370.80 per ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Sulliden Gold Corp. Ltd. (TSX:SUE). Miner. Up three cents, or 2.86 per cent, at $1.08 on 5.38 million shares.
Raging River Exploration Inc. (TSX:RRX). Oil and gas explorer. Up 13 cents, or 2.46 per cent, at $5.42 on 4.86 million shares. The energy sector rose 0.94 per cent to 256.46 points as the price of oil advanced US$1.18 to $105.03 per barrel.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 18 cents, or 3.11 per cent, at $5.97 on 4.77 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 88 cents, or 4.97 per cent, at $18.58 on 4.56 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (935.04 up 9.72 points):
Petroforte International Ltd. (TSXV:PFI). Oil and gas explorer. Up 10 cents, or 250 per cent, at 14 cents on 10.15 million shares.
Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil explorer. Unchanged at 10 cents on 8.89 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 61 cents, or 3.06 per cent, at $20.57 on 3.80 million shares after it announced it has agreed to sell off three high-cost mines in Western Australia to South Africa-based miner Gold Fields Ltd. Barrick will receive about $300 million from the sale.
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B). Consumer products. Up 78 cents, or 2.27 per cent, at $35.09 on 42,587 shares. The bike and car seat maker has acquired a majority stake in Caloi, a major South American bicycle manufacturer. The deal will boost Dorel's annual bike revenues above US$1 billion.
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