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 (12,658.09 down 94.41 points):
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 1.86 per cent, at $6.02 on 5.78 million shares. The gold sector was the lone advancer on the main index, rising 0.41 per cent to 190.84 points as the price of bullion closed higher after five consecutive days of decline.
Toronto Venture Exchange (942.05 down 0.04 point):
Mart Resources Inc. (TSXV:MMT.V - News). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 3.40 per cent, at $1.42 on 6.50 million shares. Calgary-based Mart Resources' first-quarter profit plunged nearly 95 per cent while revenue dropped nearly 70 per cent. The weaker results were due to "shutdowns that were far above normal" to its export pipeline.
Companies reporting major news:
Telus (TSX:T). Telecommuniucations. Down 41 cents, or 1.09 per cent, at $37.28 on 1.18 million shares. Debtholders of Mobilicity approved a plan to sell the company to one of Canada's biggest wireless companies for $380 million, the first of several hurdles that must be overcome before the deal goes through.
TD Bank Group (TSX:TD.TO - News). Bank. Down 39 cents, or 0.46 per cent, at $83.65 on 2.27 million shares. The bank reported second-quarter adjusted profits of $1.83 billion or $1.90 per diluted share, up from $1.74 billion or $1.82 per share a year ago, but still missed analyst expections by a penny per share. Total revenue was $6 billion versus $5.76 billion.