TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,679.81, up 24.87 points):
Aurora Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSX:AEF). Oil and gas. Up 25 cents, or 6.23 per cent, to $4.26 on 15.3 million shares.
Petrowest Corp. (TSX:PRW). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 4.50 per cent, to $1.16 on 7.3 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 49 cents, or 1.99 per cent, to $25.09 on 6.7 million shares. The company’s quarterly cash flow nearly doubled to $1.09 billion, or $1.48 per share.
Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Down one cent, or 1.30 per cent, to 76 cents on 4.6 million shares.
Intrinsyc Software International Inc. (TSX:ICS). Technology. Down half-a-cent, or five per cent, to 9.5 cents on 3.7 million shares.
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.26 per cent, to $11.63 on 3.6 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (988.35, up 0.09 of a point):
Baja Mining Corp. (TSXV:BAJ). Miner. Up one cent, or 28.57 per cent, to 4.5 cents on 8.7 million shares.
Lago Dourado Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:LDM). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 20 per cent, to two cents on 6.01 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communication. Up 3.5 cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $8.12 on 2.1 million shares. The company said it’s opening its current smartphone operating system to competitors such as IBM, AirWatch and Citrix, allowing them to manage BlackBerry 10 devices in corporate workplaces. The three big companies have expressed a desire to work with the Waterloo, Ont., technology company, which would mean BlackBerry giving up exclusive control of its corporate smartphone management.
Manitoba Telecom Services (TSX:MBT). Communication Services. Down 16.5 cents, or 0.52 per cent, to $31.37 on 149,627 shares. The regional telecom company reported higher first-quarter net earnings of $41.9 million, or 54 cents per share, up 35.6 per cent year-over-year. It earned $30.9 million, or 46 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2013.
Rona Inc. (TSX:RON). Home renovation retailer. Up 13.5 cents, or 1.24 per cent, to $11.04 on 399,084 shares. The company slowed the flow of red ink last quarter, but still lost $16.6 million as revenue slipped due to store closures, harsh winter conditions and lower housing construction. It said the loss amounted to 14 cents per share, compared with a loss of $36.1 million or 30 cents per share a year ago.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX). Health care. Down 30.5 cents, or 0.22 per cent, to $141.40 on 415,231 shares. The Quebec-based company said it plans to improve its offer for Botox-maker Allergan. The U.S. company on Monday rejected Valeant’s US$47-billion hostile takeover bid, saying it undervalued Allergan. Valeant will outline the improved offer during a webcast/conference call on May 28.