TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,339.36, down 74.49 points):
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down 37 cents, or 1.13 per cent, at $32.46 on 8,492,887 shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down 30 cents, or 2.18 per cent, at $13.46 on 7,955,756 shares.
Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX:IAE). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 1.97 per cent, at $3.11 on 7,462,080 shares. The Calgary-based company said Thursday that it's after-tax earnings fell to $13.4 million, or five cents per share, in the three months ended Dec. 31. That's down from $17.7 million, or seven cents per share, a year earlier.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 45 cents, or 2.23 per cent, at $19.70 on 7,162,998 shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down seven cents, or 0.22 per cent, at $32.41 on 7,071,907 shares.
Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:BIR). Oil and gas. Down $1.81, or 20.52 per cent, at $7.01 on 6,945,339 shares.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,549.76, down 0.49 of a point):
Raging River Exploration Inc. (TSXV:RRX). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $2.27 on 21,312,529 shares.
OPEL Technologies Inc. (TSXV:OPL). Solar energy. Down three cents, or 6.59 per cent, at 42.5 cents on 5,321,048 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Research in Motion (TSX:RIM). Consumer technology. Up three cents, or 0.22 per cent, at $13.69 on 3,110,320 shares. RIM has been halted on the TSX and Nasdaq markets just minutes before the company released its fourth-quarter financial results. They were below analyst estimates and the stock fell in after-hour trading in the United States..
Mega Brands Inc. (TSX:MB). Toymaker. Up eight cents, or 1.23 per cent, at $6.58 on 127,919 shares. Thursday Mega said it is partnering up with Mattel Inc. to develop construction toys based on Barbie and Hot Wheels. The toys developed under the multi-year licensing deal with the world's largest toy maker (NASDAQ:MAT) will be available in stores starting in the spring of 2013, the companies said in a release.