Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (13,349.77 down 122.45 points):

Bonavista Energy Corp. (TSX:BNP). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 0.38 per cent, at $13.25 on 11.35 million shares.

Americas Bullion Royalty Corp. (TSX:AMB). Up 1.5 cents, or 21.43 per cent, at 8.5 cents on 7.17 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 13 cents, or 5.99 per cent, at $2.04 on 5.37 million shares. The gold sector led the decliners on the main index, dropping 2.52 per cent to 156.98 points.

Methanex Corp. (TSX:MX). Chemical producer. Down 66 cents, or 1.01 per cent, at $64.79 on 5.09 million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down 12 cents, or 0.59 per cent, at $20.18 on 4.58 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (928.60 down 0.66 point):

Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas. Unchanged at five cents on 5.32 million shares.

Madalena Energy Inc. (TSXV:MVN). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 6.25 per cent, at 51 cents on 4.6 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience stores. Up $2.19, or 2.96 per cent, at $76.17 on 921,210 shares. The convenience store operator’s shares hit an all-time high after boosting its dividend and reporting a 27 per cent surge in second-quarter net income.

Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Media and telecommunications. Down 55 cents, or 1.18 per cent at $46.23 on 1.3 million shares. The National Hockey League has reached a 12-year, $5.2-billion agreement with Rogers for the league’s broadcast and multimedia rights. The deal is said to be the largest rights deal in history.

Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC). Retailer. Up 73 cents, or four per cent, at $18.98 on 218,212 shares. The struggling retailer announced after markets closed that it will lay off nearly 800 employees across its operations, mostly at its repair parts and service business. Another 79 employees will lose their jobs at the company’s head office.