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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,296.72 up 7.55 points):

Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up 18 cents, or 9.84 per cent, at $2.01 on 23,859,362 shares. The metals and mining sector was the biggest gainer among the subgroups, rising 2.35 per cent to 985.59 points.

Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up three cents, or 1.41 per cent, at $2.16 on 9,883,779 shares. The Toronto-based gold miner’s stock rose after announcing it intersected several of the highest grade gold intercepts at its Morelos Gold Project in Mexico.

Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Oil and gas. Up three cents, or 0.07 per cent, at $42 on 9,117,222 shares. The price of the January oil contract increased 84 cents US to $86.73 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up 25 cents, or 1.83 per cent, at $13.88 on 8,507,417 shares. The BlackBerry maker’s stock closed higher all week on increasing optimism that the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones can turn the company around. The line is being launched at the end of January.

Rio Verde Minerals Development Corp. (TSX:RVD). Miner. Up three cents, or 8.45 per cent, at 38.5 cent son 7,722,440 shares. The Toronto-based miner signed a friendly deal Thursday to be bought by Brazilian mining company B&A Mineracao S.A. for about $48.6 million.

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up four cents, or 1.18 per cent, at $3.44 on 7,699,819 shares. The plane and train maker said Amtrak has abandoned the purchase of its Acela rail cars for the northeastern U.S. corridor as the passenger rail operator instead advances plans to acquire faster, modern high-speed trains.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,183.62 up 9.61 points):

Sandspring Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SSP). Mineral exploration. Down three cents, or 7.32 per cent, at 38 cents on 7,553,700 shares.

EastCoal Inc. (TSX:ECX). Mineral exploration. Up 1.5 cents, or 7.69 per cent, at 21 cents on 5,238,270 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

The North West Company Inc. (TSX:NWC). Retailer. Down 36 cents, or 1.55 per cent, at $22.92 on 73,485 shares. Higher gross profit margins helped improve its bottom line in the third quarter. The operator of Giant Tiger and other banners says net income improved to $17.5 million or 36 cents per dilute share in the latest period. That was up 2.9 per cent from $17 million or 35 cents in the prior-year period while overall sales, including foreign exchange, dropped 0.2 per cent to $377.7 million.

Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Natural gas. Down 89 cents, or 4.27 per cent, at $19.96 on 4,846,608 shares. The natural gas giant and PetroChina subsidiary Phoenix Duvernay Gas have reached a deal to work together in the Duvernay region, a promising shale natural gas formation in west-central Alberta. Phoenix will end up owning just shy of half of the 180,000 hectares Encana has in the Duvernay.