TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,297.09 up 88.23 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up nine cents, or 1.90 per cent, at $4.83 on 6.26 million shares.
PMI Gold Corp. (TSX:PMV). Miner. Down a penny, or 3.33 per cent, at 29 cents on 5.18 million shares.
Artek Exploration Ltd. (TSXV:RTK). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 3.43 per cent, at $3.62 on 5.09 million shares.
Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Up 16 cents, or 4.26 per cent, at $3.92 on 4.36 million shares.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 10 cents, or 0.99 per cent, at $10.20 on 4.09 million shares. The smartphone maker’s chief executive asked for patience from its shareholders as the company moves from volatility to profitability. Thorsten Heins made the plea at the company’s annual meeting where shareholders approved its name change from Research In Motion.
Toronto Venture Exchange (877.06 up 3.77 points):
Brookemont Capital Inc. (TSXV:BKT). Metals and mining. Up half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at two cents on 11.14 million shares. The Vancouver-based company announced it will acquire 100 per cent interest in Abany East Prospect from an arm’s length vendor.
Estrella International Energy Services Ltd. (TSXV:EEN). Oil and gas services. Unchanged at 2.5 cents on 4.38 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience store operator. Down 3.04 cents, or 4.95 per cent, at $58.35 on 1.71 million shares. The Quebec-based convenience store and gas station operator missed expectations in the fourth quarter as it was hit by higher costs in Europe. The company behind the Mac’s convenience stores booked a profit of US$146.4 million or 77 cents per diluted share in the recently-concluded quarter compared with $117.8 million or 65 cents per share a year ago. Revenue jumped to $8.77 billion from $6.05 billion.
The Jean Coutu Group (TSX:PJC.A). Pharmacy franchisor. Down 37 cents, or 2.08 per cent, at $17.44 on 310,001 shares after reporting it earned $108.6 million or 51 cents per share in the first quarter, significantly down from $397.3 million or $1.81 per share in the same period last year. Revenue jumped to $8.78 million from $6.06 million. CEO Francois Coutu said its new headquarters and distribution centre could serve as a springboard to expansion across the country.
Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX:NKO). Oil and gas. Down nine cents, or 1.05 per cent, at $8.46 on 454,164 shares. Its fourth-quarter loss was cut to US$2.1 million from year-earlier $183.3 million, helped by lower expenses. The improved loss came in despite lower oil and gas revenue, which totalled US$199.3 million versus $321.3 million from last year.