TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,268.29 down 99.17 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Up seven cents, or 1.54 per cent, at $4.63 on 8.97 million shares. Bombardier won an order from Nigerian carrier Arik Air for seven commercial aircraft valued at US$297 million.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.42 per cent, at $2.41 on 7.36 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 17 cents, or 1.04 per cent, at $16.56 on 5.19 million shares.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 55 cents, or 3.64 per cent, at $14.58 on 4.86 million shares. Bernstein Research lowered its rating on the company, formerly known as Research In Motion, to underperform from market perform.
Denison Mines Corp. (TSX:DML). Miner. Down a penny, or 0.79 per cent, at $1.26 on 3.88 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (924.25 down 5.74 points):
Selwyn Resources Ltd. (TSXV:SWN). Metals explorer. Up a penny, or 12.50 per cent, at nine cents on 5.71 million shares.
Guerrero Exploration Inc. (TSXV:GEX). Miner. Up two cents, or 40 per cent, at seven cents on 3.15 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Convenience store operator. Down 20 cents, or 0.32 per cent, at $62.08 on 425,172 shares. Rumours swirl that the company could buy the retail operations of oil and gas giant Hess, which owns about 1,350 gasoline stations in 16 East Coast states.
Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L). Grocer. Down 11 cents, or 0.22 per cent, at $48.84 on 286,092 shares. Canada’s largest grocer is trying to attract more customers in the urban areas by setting up a new discount small grocery store dubbed Box by No Frills.