TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (11,848.75, up 252.19 points):
Open Range Energy Corp. (TSX:ONR). Oil and gas. Up 33 cents, or 32.35 per cent, at $1.35 on 11,648,170 shares. The company’s shares soared Tuesday after the company agreed to be bought by Peyto Exploration and Development Corp. (TSX:PEY) in a stock-swap deal valued at $179.5 million. The deal topped a rival offer by Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE) for Open Range.
Cequence Energy Ltd. (TSX:CQE). Oil and gas. Up 17 cents, or 17.71 per cent, at $1.13 on 9,799,480 shares.
Progress Energy Resources Corp. (TSX:PRQ). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.05 per cent, at $20.08 on 8,855,519 shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.49 per cent, at $4.08 on 7,607,176 shares.
Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 11.63 per cent, at 24 cents on 7,275,659 shares.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up $1.27, or 4.31 per cent, at $30.71 on 4,480,047 shares.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,225.49, up 34.5 points):
Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. (TSXV:BGM). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.83 per cent, at $1.22 on 10,204,334 shares.
WesternZagros Resources Ltd. (TSXV:WZR). Oil and gas. Up nine cents, or 9.89 per cent, at $1.00 on 5,965,348 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Consumer technology. Down 10 cents, or 1.33 per cent, at $7.44 on 4,261,833 shares. RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins was on the defensive Tuesday insisting he’s confident the BlackBerry maker will get past its current challenges.