Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,136.99, up 73.45 points):

Twin Butte Energy Ltd. (TSX:TBE). Oil and gas. Up 1.5 cents, or 17.65 per cent, to 10 cents on 9.4 million shares.

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up seven cents, or 1.25 per cent, to $5.69 on 6.7 million shares.

Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 19 cents, or 1.83 per cent, to $10.55 on 6.1 million shares.

Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $1.75 on 5.8 million shares.

Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 13 cents, or 2.05 per cent, to $6.48 on 5.1 million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up five cents, or 0.91 per cent, to $5.55 on five million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Up 31 cents, or 0.38 per cent, to $82.66 on 1.1 million shares. Canada’s fourth-largest bank has moved to grow its U.S. mergers and acquisitions business through an agreement to purchase Minneapolis-based advisory firm Green Holcomb Fisher for an undisclosed price. The boutique M&A advisory firm will become part of BMO Capital Markets.