Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (11,566.07, up 1.27 points):
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 14 cents, or 1.25 per cent, at $11.37 on 6,098,976 shares.
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up nine cents, or 1.31 per cent, at $6.96 on 5,706,519 shares.
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Up 0.5 cents, or 2.13 per cent, at 24 cents on 4,995,792 shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down 10 cents, or 2.60 per cent, at $3.74 on 4,936,731 shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down four cents, or 0.14 per cent, at $28.49 on 4,472,858 shares.
Avion Gold Corp. (TSX:AVR). Miner. Up seven cents, or 15.22 per cent, at 53 cents on 4,125,502 shares.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,282.47, up 25.99 points):
GoldQuest Mining Corp. (TSX:GQC). Miner. Up 23.5 cents, or 313.33 per cent, at 31 cents on 16,286,412 shares.
Border Petroleum Corp. (TSX:BOR). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 11.11 per cent, at 20 cents on 3,304,723 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE). Telecommunications. Down 56 cents, or 1.37 per cent, at $40.37 on 927,926 shares. Astral Media shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the $3.4-billion acquisition of the TV, radio and billboard company by telecommunications giant BCE Inc. The purchase was approved Thursday by shareholders representing more than 99 per cent of Astral's (TSX:ACM.A) shares.
Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Consumer technology. Down 39 cents, or 3.43 per cent, at $10.98 on 1,625,244 shares. RIM's shares closed at their lowest price since late 2003 on Thursday after the BlackBerry maker's head of global sales resigned.A spokeswoman for the company confirmed that Patrick Spence has left his role after holding various positions at the company for the past 14 years.