TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,701.05 down 124.36 points):
Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX:STP). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 1.89 per cent, at 54 cents on 5.57 million shares.
TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:TOG). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 2.78 per cent, at $1.75 on 5.32 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oilsands. Up 55 cents, or 1.50 per cent, at $37.23 on 5.03 million shares.
San Gold Corp. (TSX:SGR). Miner. Down 2.5 cents, or 13.16 per cent, at 16.5 cents on 4.62 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Natural gas, oil. Up 68 cents, or 3.79 per cent, at $18.61 on 4.52 million shares. The energy giant's new CEO, Doug Suttles, said Encan will be leaner and will focus less on dry gas.
Toronto Venture Exchange (940.39 down 3.84 points):
Petroforte International Ltd. (TSXV:PFI). Oil and gas exploration. Up 3.5 cents, or 31.82 per cent, at 14.5 cents on 5.08 million shares.
Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 10 per cent, at 11 cents on 3.79 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Hudson's Bay Co. (TSX:HBC). Retailer. Down a penny, or 0.06 per cent, at $17.04 on 1.15 million shares. The company was in the red in the second-quarter as weak sales at Lord & Taylor stores in the U.S. offset higher revenue.
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Media and telecommunications. Down 50 cents, or 1.15 per cent, at $42.95 on 1.23 million shares. The company announced the hiring of Guy Laurence as its new president and CEO to replace Nadir Mohamed, who is retiring. Laurence, chief executive of U.K.-based Vodafone Group, will take over in December.
Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (TSX:SC). Retail drug store chain. Down 60 cents, or 1.01 per cent, at $58.88 on 811,786 shares. Shareholders of the company approved a takeover by grocery giant Loblaw. The deal will keep the Shoppers brand name in place and allow it to operate as separate division of Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Loblaw stock was down $1.05, or 2.28 per cent, at $44.99.
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