Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,703.44, down 73.58 points):

Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. (TSX:IVN). Miner. Up seven cents, or 4.22 per cent, to $1.73 on 6.8-million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down four cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $4.24 on 6.3-million shares.

Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.14 per cent, to $6.93 on 5.6-million shares.

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (TSX:NDM). Miner. Up 11 cents, or 9.02 per cent, to $1.33 on 4.4-million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 20 cents, or 2.75 per cent, to $7.07 on 4.3-million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 12 cents, or 0.70 per cent, to $17.08 on 3.7-million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience stores. Up $1.89, or 3.14 per cent, to $62 on 1.1-million shares. A published report says Quebec-based Alimentation Couche-Tard could be on the cusp of reaching a deal to purchase rival CST Brands, bolstering its position as one of North America’s largest convenience store chains. The Wall Street Journal reports the deal could be announced as early as this week and would be worth at least US$3.4 billion, the market value of the Texas-based company.