by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 8, 2013 5:19 pm MDT Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (12,552.92 up 140.19 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down 25 cents, or 1.39 per cent, at $17.79 on 5.59 million shares. Second-quarter core earnings per share did not meet analyst estimates as the insurer and wealth management company was hit by market conditions and investment losses. Manulife’s net income totalled $259 million and core earnings were $609 million or 31 cents per share, a disappointment from analyst estimates of 34 cents per share.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 28 cents, or 5.46 per cent, at $5.41 on 5.29 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 13 cents, or 2.71 per cent, at $4.93 on 5.11 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airliner. Up 25 cents, or 9.43 per cent, at $2.90 on 4.73 million shares. Canada’s largest airline posted solid quarterly results Wednesday, which included the best second-quarter revenue in its history. The results, which beat analyst estimates, prompted a National Bank Financial analyst to raise his rating of the airline to outperform and increase his target price by 25 per cent to $3.75.Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer producer. Up 89 cents, or 2.88 per cent, at $31.76 on 4.67 million shares.Toronto Venture Exchange (915.33 up 8.20 points):Lignol Energy Corp. (TSXV:LEC). Biofuel. Down half a cent, or 3.70 per cent, at 13 cents on 5.61 million shares.Fission Uranium Corp. (TSXV:FCU). Uranium explorer. Unchanged at $1.01 on 5.53 million shares.Company reporting major news:Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer. Up $3.71, or 4.29 per cent, at $90.18 on 551,628 shares. The fertilizer company expects demand for the crop nutrients it makes and sells to be strong in the second half of this year. Second-quarter profits dropped 13 per cent while sales rose US$7 billion from $6.8 billion the year before.BCE (TSX:BCE). Media and telecommunications. Down 65 cents, or 1.53 per cent, at $41.90 on 1.82 million shares. Canada’s largest communications company reported profits of $571 million attributable to common shareholders in the second quarter, down 22 per cent from the the same period last year, when the company’s bottom line was helped by a favourable tax item. Operating revenue incerased nearly two per cent to $4.42 billion.Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Telecommunications. Down 49 cents, or 1.57 per cent, at $30.63 on 2.48 million shares. Second-quarter profits dropped to $286 million from $299 million a year ago. Operating revenue improved six per cent to $2.83 billion helped by growth at its wireless and wireline business due to new subscriber additions and higher average revenue per unit.Tim Hortons Inc. (TSX:THI). Donut and coffee chain. Up 41 cents, or 0.69 per cent, at $59.90 on 695,572 shares after announcing it will borrow an additional $900 million to fund the repurchase of its shares. That’s on top of $100 million earmarked for repurchases over the coming year. The restaurant chain posted a 14.5 per cent increase in second-quarter net income attributable to Tim Hortons while total revenue was up nearly two per cent to $800.1 million.