TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,335.76 down 26.07 points):
Semafo Inc. (TSX:SMF). Miner. Down 16 cents, or 3.68 per cent, to $4.19 on 15.9 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Up three cents, or 0.72 per cent, to $4.18 on 13.2 million shares.
Endeavour Mining Corp. (TSX:EDV). Miner. Down two cents, or 2.08 per cent, to 94 cents on 12.5 million shares.
Banro Corp. (TSX:BAA). Miner. Down five cents, or 7.94 per cent, to 58 cents on 11.6 million shares.
Perseus Mining Ltd. (TSX:PRU). Miner. Up 4.5 cents, or 9.47 per cent, to 52 cents on 11.02 million shares.
Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Down four cents, or 5.41 per cent, to 70 cents on 10.1 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,034.76 down 0.50 of a point):
Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSXV:SL). Up 3.5 cents, or 175 per cent, to 5.5 cents on 35.2 million shares.
Satori Resources Inc. (TSXV:BUD). Miner. Up 3.5 cents, or 30.43 per cent, to 15 cents on 10 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Down 42 cents, or 3.96 per cent, to $10.19 on 4 million shares. The smartphone maker has reached an agreement to sell a majority of its Canadian real estate holdings as part of an effort to improve its business. The company said Friday that it will sell more than three million square feet of space and vacant lands and lease back a portion of the properties.
Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Down 71 cents, or 1.13 per cent, to $62.13 on 2.4 million shares. The union that represents about 3,000 yard workers and train crews says a strike is unlikely even after members narrowly rejected a second tentative contract.
Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 0.33 per cent, to $29.86 on 3.7 million shares. The company has extended until April 4 its hostile takeover offer for Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) (down seven cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $7.52 on 4.1 million shares), which was to expire Friday. Osisko has rejected the stock-and-cash offer worth about $2.9 billion as inadequate and shares in the company have traded well above the Goldcorp offer since it was first announced in January.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocer. Up 79 cents, or 1.71 per cent, to $47.01 on 2.3 million shares. The company received approval from the Competition Bureau for its $12.4-billion purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (TSX:SC) (up 57 cents, or 0.94 per cent, to $61.18 on 3.05 million shares), with a few stipulations. The federal agency is requiring Loblaw to sell a total of 18 stores and nine Loblaw-run pharmacies to an independent operator.
Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX). Equity firm. Up 34 cents, or 0.56 per cent, to $61.42 on 276,471 shares. The company and its affiliates have agreed to sell The Warranty Group to U.S. private equity firm TPG Capital in a deal that values the provider of extended warranties at US$1.5 billion. Onex said its portion of the proceeds, including carried interest, will be about US$385 million, once the deal closes in the third quarter.