TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,090.94 up 0.26 of a point):
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Unchanged at 8.5 cents on 33.1 million shares.
Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Down 41 cents, or 1.58 per cent, at $25.60 on 6.4 million shares. The company posted an adjusted profit of $328 million, or 56 cents per share, down from a year earlier but beating analyst estimates of 37 cents a share.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down nine cents, or 1.60 per cent, at $5.55 on 5.8 million shares. The gold sector led decliners as bullion continued to lose its appeal with the component down 25 per cent this month alone, including more than two per cent Tuesday as the June bullion contract fell $12.40 to US$1,408.80 an ounce.
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Up 27 cents, or 10.31 per cent, at $2.89 on 4.4 million shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 0.91 per cent, at $28.86 on 4.4 million shares.
Imagold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Unchanged at $5.09 on 4.3 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (940.95 down 3.40 points):
Difference Capital Funding Inc. (TSXV:DCF). Up four cents, or 11.11 per cent, at 40 cents on 11.1 million shares.
Petromanas Energy Inc. (TSXV:PMI.WT). Oil and gas. Unchanged at one cent on 3.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 37 cents, or 2.57 per cent, at $14.74 on 3.8 million shares. The company says the keyboard version of its new smartphone, the BlackBerry Q10, will arrive in Canadian stores on May 1, and in the United States later in the month.
Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR). Railways. Down 65 cents, or 0.67 per cent, at $96.99 on 1.01 million shares. The company fired back at the forest products industry over a rail bottleneck that companies say is preventing them from cashing in on recovering housing and other markets in the U.S. and abroad. CEO Claude Mongeau said CN had increased the number of rail cars that were earmarked to carry timber and other wood products by 11 per cent, but all that rolling stock was slowed by a harsh, snowy winter.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 33 cents, or 1.71 per cent, at $18.96 on 3.3 million shares. The company reported better-than-expected first-quarter results and said it expects to finish its hunt for a new CEO by the end of June.
Roger Communications (TSX:RCI.B). Communications and media. Down $1.80, or 3.46 per cent, at $50.28 on 2.3 million shares. The company says it plans to launch a loyalty rewards program this year, as part of a bid to improve its relationship with customers. Outgoing CEO Nadir Mohamed said Tuesday the wireless, cable and media company needs to improve its customer service “significantly.”