TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,370.83 up 8.77 points):
Ram Power Corp. (TSX:RPG). Geothermal energy. Down three cents, or 25 per cent, at nine cents on 5.81 million shares.
Colossus Minerals Inc. (TSX:CSI). Miner. Up five cents, or 22.22 per cent, at 27.5 cents on 3.65 million shares. The gold sector was up 0.50 per cent at 159.62 points.
DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. (TSX:DRT). Construction. Down 33 cents, or 11 per cent, at $2.67 on 3.06 million shares. The Calgary-based company completed its initial public offering Thursday at 15 million common shares at $3 for gross proceeds of $45 million.
Detour Gold Corp. (TSX:DGC). Miner. Up 50 cents, or 13.77 per cent, at $4.13 on 2.69 million shares.
DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX). Entertainment. Up $1.02, or 24.46 per cent, at $5.19 on 2.63 million shares. The Halifax-based company has a deal to acquire Family and three other children’s TV channels from Bell Media for $170 million cash. DHX will also acquire French and English language versions of Disney Junior and Disney XD.
Toronto Venture Exchange (926.67 down 2.85 points):
Loyalist Group Ltd. (TSXV:LOY). Education. Up six cents, or 13.04 per cent, at 52 cents on 4.64 million shares. The Toronto-based company, which owns and operates English as a Second Language schools, booked record third-quarter earnings of $1.66 million versus $693,369 from a year earlier. Revenue nearly tripled to $10.18 million from $3.79 million.
Zodiac Exploration Inc. (TSXV:ZEX). Oil and gas. Up half a cent, or 9.09 per cent, at six cents on 4.14 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian National Railway Co. (TSX:CNR). Railway. Down 11 cents, or 0.09 per cent, at $118.50 on 203,073 shares. CN is investing $10 million in a special program to enhance its ability to detect equipment defects, such as hot wheels and bearings in its rolling stock.
Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Grocer. Up 35 cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $61.70 on 67,417 shares. The supermarket operator is consolidating its produce and dairy distribution operations at its new facility in Laval, Que. It did not say how many of the 114 workers affected by the consolidation would be able to keep their jobs.
Saputo (TSX:SAP). Dairy. Up 28 cents, or 0.58 per cent, at $48.56 on 344,488 shares. The bidding war for Australia’s Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Co. continued when Murray Goulburn, Australia’s largest dairy exporter, increased its offer for Warrnambool to AU$9.50 a share in cash. On Monday, Saputo said it would pay AU$9.20 per share if it receives more than half of Warrnambool’s shares or AU$9 per share if it doesn’t get a majority.