Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,788.21, up 13.02 points):
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up $1.06, or 13.40 per cent, to $8.97 on 13.2 million shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 41 cents, or 5.73 per cent, to $6.74 on 13.2 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 24 cents, or 4.05 per cent, to $6.17 on 9.3 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 70 cents, or 8.21 per cent, to $9.23 on 8.9 million shares.
Whitecap Resources Inc. (TSX:WCP). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 2.20 per cent, to $9.77 on 8.1 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 3.72 per cent, to $6.14 on eight million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:INN.UN). Real estate. Up $1.60, or 29.25 per cent, to $7.07 on 6.1 million shares. The board of trustees at InnVest, a Canadian hotel owner, are supporting a friendly $2.1-billion takeover bid by a private company backed by Hong Kong capital. Bluesky Hotels and Resorts is offering $7.25 in cash for each unit of InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust.