TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,267.23 down 34.83 points):
Ballard Power Systems Inc. (TSX:BLD). Industrial products. Down $1.98, or 25.95 per cent, to $5.65 on 9.9 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down seven cents, or 1.86 per cent, to $3.70 on 5.8 million shares.
Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS). Miner. Down eight cents, or 2.97 per cent, to $2.61 on four million shares.
Toronto-Dominion Bank (The) (TSX:TD). Bank. Up 54 cents, or 1.06 per cent, to $51.54 on 3.5 million shares.
San Gold Corp. (TSX:SGR). Miner. Up 0.5 cents, or 2.63 per cent, to 19.5 cents on 3.5 million shares.
Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Unchanged at $32.20 on 3.3 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,043.31 up 0.46 of a point):
Satori Resources Inc. (TSXV:BUD). Miner. Up 6.5 cents, or 185.71 per cent, to 10 cents on 17.9 million shares.
Renegade Petroleum Ltd. (TSXV:RPL). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 3.38 per cent, to $1.53 on 7.2 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
AutoCanada Inc. (TSX:ACQ). Auto dealerships. Up $1.77, or 4.07 per cent, to $45.27 on 60,594 shares. The company is acquiring the two oldest family run General Motors dealerships in Canada for an undisclosed price. AutoCanada says it has received approval from General Motors of Canada to purchase a 70 per cent non-voting equity interest in Saskatoon Motor Products Ltd., a Chevrolet dealership, and Mann-Northway Auto Source Ltd., a Chevrolet GMC Buick Cadillac dealership, in Prince Albert, Sask.
Fortress Paper Ltd. (TSX:FTP). Forest products. Down 42 cents, or 12.92 per cent, to $2.83 on 323,602 shares. The Vancouver-based company’s shares sank to an all-time low after the pulp and banknote producer reported a $54.7-million loss in the fourth quarter, far worse than analysts had forecast.
Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A). Printing. Down 53 cents, or 3.52 per cent, to $14.52 on 153,256 shares. The Montreal printing company is buying Capri Packaging as it moves into plastic packaging for cheese and fresh pasta to help offset declines in its traditional printing business and softness in advertising in its media division. The US$133-million acquisition was announced on the same day Transcontinental reported its net profit increased almost 10 per cent to $17.2 million in its first quarter.