TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,831.96 up 95.93 points):
Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 0.47 per cent, at $2.16 on 15,854,626 shares. The energy sector was up 0.99 per cent at 253.18 points.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up eight cents, or 2.01 per cent, at $4.06 on 14,791,025 shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 14 cents, or 5.07 per cent, at $2.90 on 6,689,546 shares. The gold sector was the leading advancer among the 13 subgroups, finishing the day 4.26 per cent higher at 255.24 points.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 38 cents, or 4.91 per cent, at $8.12 on 6,675,053 shares.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 95 cents, or 7.36 per cent, at $13.85 on 5,686,460 shares. Its stock closed higher after sliding in the last three trading days on news the smartphone maker secured the second major supply contract this week for its new BlackBerry Z10 devices. Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, a mental health organization based in the United Kingdom, has ordered 1,800 of the touchscreen phones.
Kelt Exploration Ltd. (TSX:KEL). Oil and gas. Down 28 cents, ot 4.82 per cent, at $5.53 on 4,557,010 shares.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,109.72 down 2.51 points):
American Consolidated Minearls Corp. (TSXV:AJC). Mining explorer. Up 1.5 cents, or 75 per cent, at 3.5 cents on 5,869,700 shares.
Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas explorer. Down two cents, or 0.96 per cent, at $2.06 on 4,695,618 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX:DII.B). Consumer goods. Up $2.39, or 6.31 per cent, at $40.29 on 144,548 shares. The stock closed to its highest level since 2005 after the maker of child car seats, furniture and bicycles issued a positive outlook and fourth-quarter results that beat estimates expectations.
Laurentian Bank of Canada (TSX:LB). Bank. Up two cents, or 0.04 per cent, at $44.95 on 84,708 shares. Canada’s sixth largest bank’s profit for the first quarter jumped to $34.1 million or $1.12 per share from $31 million or $1.16 per share in the same period last year, when the company had fewer shares outstanding. Acquisitions helped boost its revenue to $213.9 million from $193.7 million.
Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC). Software. Up $1.26, or 2.17 per cent, at $59.26 on 165,727 shares. Canada’s largest publicly traded software company acquired Resonate Knowledge Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The two companies have about 500 customers in common in 20 countries.
Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Publisher. Down 92 cents, or 11.62 per cent, at $7 on 352,656 shares. A decline in advertising sales and an $11-million impairment charge pulled the newspaper, book and digital content publisher’s fourth-quarter profit 62 per cent lower. Revenue slipped by $29.6 million to $395.7 million. The Star, the company’s biggest newspaper, announced earlier in the week that it plans to cut 55 jobs from a staff of nearly 1,000.