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

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (11,451.78, up 171.15 points):

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 30 cents, or 2.73 per cent, at $11.29 on 5,295,810 shares.

Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX:IAE). Oil and gas. Up 49 cents, or 21.68 per cent, at $2.75 on 4,595,491 shares.

IAMGOLD Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.1 per cent, at $9.95 on 4,379,550 shares.

Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 1.71 per cent, at $11.31 on 4,292,309 shares.

Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.2 per cent, at $10.70 on 3,960,411 shares.

Neo Material Technologies Inc. (TSX:NEM). Rare earth. Up 13 cents, or 1.28 per cent, at $10.32 on 3,911,316 shares.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,246.75, up 18.87 points):

J.A.G. Ltd. (TSXV:JML). Miner. Unchanged at eight cents on 4,632,000 shares.

Groundstar Resources Ltd. (TSXV:GSA). Oil and gas. Unchanged at two cents on 4,512,500 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience chain. Down $2.37, or 5.72 per cent, at $39.04 on 1,413,306 shares. Canada’s largest operator of convenience stores says it is disappointed by shareholder response to a takeover proposal under which it plans to expand into northern Europe. The company said minority shareholders of Statoil Fuel & Retail have been slow to tender their stock to its friendly takeover offer.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up 10 cents, or 0.27 per cent, at $36.49 on 1,109,604 shares. SNC has received the green light to proceed with a Panama mining contract worth about US$355 million in fees. The overall cost of the Cobre Panama copper project will be about US$6.2 billion, including US$3.2 billion of infrastructure to be overseen by the SNC joint venture group.