By The Canadian Press
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,747.87 down 78.68 points):
BlackBerry (TSX:BB.TO - News). Wireless technology. Down a penny, or 0.06 per cent, at $16.52 on 7.18 million shares. The stock has been actively trading all day after Byron Capital Markets lowered its rating to a 'hold' from a 'buy,' with a price target of $18. This came a day after Morgan Stanley upgraded it. After markets closed, the company once called Research In Motion denied a report from U.K.'s Guardian newspaper that its new operating system failed the country's security test.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO.TO - News). Miner. Up eight cents, or 2.56 per cent, at $3.20 on 4.58 million shares. The materials sector was one of the two that closed higher. The subgroup was up 0.78 point at 295.80 points.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,102.98 down 2.99 points):
Raging River Exploration Inc. (TSXV:RRX.V - News). Oil and gas explorer. Up 23 cents, or 6.25 per cent, at $3.91 on 5.72 million shares. The Calgary-based company reported Wednesday that it had fourth-quarter net earnings of $4.94 million or three cents per share on revenues of $21.76 million. The company did not have any figures for the comparable period as it started its operations only on March 16 last year.
Rusoro Mining Ltd. (TSXV:RML.V - News). Gold producer. Unchanged at 5.5 cents on 5.37 million shares. The company filed a US$3.03-billion claim against Venezuela at the World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. The mining company alleges Venezuela broke treaty protections by taking over Rusoro's investments in the country without compensation.
Companies reporting major news:
Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL.TO - News). Yoga wear retailer. Up 89 cents, or 1.36 per cent, at $66.26 on 169,152 shares. Fourth-quarter profit ballooned nearly 50 per cent to US$109.38 million or 75 cents per share compared with the same period last year. Net revenue also grew to $485.49 million from $371.52 million. The Vancouver-based retailer warned that the recall of its popular black Luon pants will affect its earnings this year. Lululemon says it expects its first-quarter revenue to be reduced by US$12-$17 million.
TD Canada Trust (TSX:TD.TO - News). Bank. Down 61 cents, or 0.72 per cent, at $83.67 on 2.28 million shares. The big bank has been hit by a "targeted" cyber attack, forcing its banking website and mobile banking service to go offline for several hours. TD says the attack had no effect on clients' personal information or accounts and that most of the services are up and running.
Yellow Media Group (TSX:Y). Digital company. Down 27 cents, or 2.58 per cent, at $10.20 on 100,630 shares. The company is looking to replace its CEO Marc Tellier, who has been president and chief executive of the company and its predecessors since October 2001. The company has been struggling to move from a print directories publisher to a digital company.