TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,647.90 down 21.24 points):
Connacher Oil and Gas Ltd. (TSX:CLL). Oil and gas. Up 4.5 cents, or 16.07 per cent, at 32.5 cents on 9.21 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up two cents, or 0.41 per cent, at $4.90 on 6.64 million shares.
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Oil and gas. Down $1.50, or 4.45 per cent, at $32.20 on 5.50 million shares. The energy sector dropped 1.08 per cent to 255.46 points as the price of crude oil slid 79 cents US to $104.70 per barrel.
San Gold Corp. (TSX:SGR). Gold explorer. Down a penny, or 6.67 per cent, at 14 cents on 4.49 million shares.
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 16 cents, or 1.31 per cent, at $12.05 on 4.44 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (925.29 up 1.12 points):
Alberta Oilsands Inc. (TSX:AOS). Oilsands explorer. Up 7.5 cents, or 115.38 per cent, at 14 cents on 22.98 million shares.
Pinecrest Energy Inc. (TSX:PRY). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 1.59 per cent, at 64 cents on 6.74 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Ballard Power Systems (TSX:BLD). Fuel cell. Up three cents, or 1.40 per cent, at $2.18 on 338,727 shares. The fuel cell company signed a deal with Azure Hydrogen to supply 220 backup power fuel cell systems for use by Chinese telecommunications companies. Financial terms of the agreement were not available.
Celestica Inc. (TSX:CLS). Contract manufacturer. Up 62 cents, or 6.34 per cent, at $10.40 on 2.21 million shares. The company posted beat analyst expectations after posting better second-quarter profits despite a drop in revenue after losing BlackBerry as its customer.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Pipeline. Up two cents, or 0.04 per cent, at $46.43 on 1.09 million shares after the company said it is set to announce details of its Energy East project within the next two weeks. The pipeline and energy giant also reported higher second-quarter profits that met analyst estimates, as it benefited from higher power prices and returns on its natural gas mainline.