TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,277.13 up 167.24 points):
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Down a penny, or 11.11 per cent, at eight cents on 9.75 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up 11 cents, or 2.36 per cent, at $4.78 on 8.74 million shares.
Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up 35 cents, or 8.79 per cent, at $4.33 on 6.51 million shares. The Toronto-based company announced late Wednesday that it is buying an underground nickel-copper mine under construction in Michigan from a subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc for about US$325 million in cash.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 83 cents, or 5.98 per cent, at $14.70 on 4.97 million shares. Societe Generale upgraded BlackBerry's stock rating to "buy" from a "sell," on better-than-expected sales of the company's new smartphones.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 16 cents, or 1.01 per cent, at $15.96 on 4.74 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (930.06 up 1.87 points):
Loyalist Group Ltd. (TSXV:LOY). Educational services. Unchanged at 75 cents on 2.66 million shares.
Yangaroo Inc. (TSXV:YOO). Digital media. Down half a cent, or 20 per cent, at two cents on 2.19 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B). Junivile products and bicycle manufacturer. Down $3.37, or 8.69 per cent, at $35.40 on 92,254 shares. Dorel is shedding 50 jobs, about five per cent of the recreation and leisure segment's global workforce of 975, to cut costs in the face of ongoing poor weather that has reduced bicycle sales.
Transat A.T. (TSX:TRZ.B). Vacation travel. Up 73 cents, or 13.75 per cent, at $6.04 on 256,247 shares. Montreal-based Transat says it expects a strong second half and an adjusted profit in 2013 as a whole amid improving prices and margins on its European routes. The chartered airline and integrated vacation business reported an adjusted lost of $1.43 million or four cents per share in the second quarter, far better than the 26 cents per share loss estimated by analysts.