TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,231.89 up 4.23 points):
Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Oil and gas. Up 81 cents, or 7.03 per cent, to $12.34 on 14 million shares. Whitecap said it was buying assets in West Canada from Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) for about $855 million, while also announcing improved production figures and a hike in its annual dividend to 75 cents per share from 68 cents. Imperial shares were up 10 cents, or 0.20 per cent, to $51.17 on 446,495 shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up 19 cents, or 4.85 per cent, to $4.11 on 10.4 million shares. Bombardier is one of four companies picked to supply a total of 1,064 locomotives to South Africa’s state-owned freight rail system. Transnet Freight Rail says the total contract is worth 50 billion rand, or about C$5.16 billion.
Southern Pacific Resource Corp. (TSX:STP). Oil and gas. Up 9.5 cents, or 51.35 per cent, to 18.5 cents on 8.8 million shares.
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down 12 cents, or 8.45 per cent, to $1.30 on 6.2 million shares.
Semafo Inc. (TSX:SMF). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.21 per cent, to $4.70 on 4.5 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,034.14 up 0.50 points):
Dominion Energy Inc. (TSXV:DME.H), Up 1.5 cents, or 16.67 per cent, to 10.5 cents on 5.9 million shares.
Seaway Energy Services Inc. (TSXV:SEW). Up 1.5 cents, or 75 per cent, to 3.5 cents on 4.5 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Down 19 cents, or 1,84 per cent, to $10.13 on 1.7 million shares. The company announced the layoff of 120 employees in its product development and wireless technology divisions. The cuts — part of a plas announced last year to lower expenses partly through workforce reductions — were centred at its headquarters in Waterloo, Ont.
TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TSX:TGL). Oil and gas. Up 15 cents, or 1.78 per cent, to $8.56 on 734,116 shares. Two Canadian companies, TransGlobe Energy Corp. and Caracal Energy Inc., listed on the London Stock Exchange, are joining forces to create what they call an oil “powerhouse” in Africa. Cracal and TransGlobe — focused on Chad and Egypt, respectively — announced their friendly deal on the weekend.