TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Monday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,521.70, up 124.61 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 15 cents, or 3.34 per cent, at $4.64 on 9,784,044 shares.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 39 cents, or 3.76 per cent, at $10.75 on 6,943,781 shares.
Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Technology. Down $1.57, or 9.11 per cent, at $15.67 on 6,714,405 shares. Research in Motion’s new CEO said Monday he will try harder to satisfy consumers’ tastes in smartphones but an instantly negative stock market reaction suggested he will have to make clear progress — and fast — to soothe investors’ discontent.
Ithaca Energy Inc. (TSX:IAE). Oil and gas. Up 36 cents, or 14.52 per cent, at $1.84 on 6,413,922 shares.
Crocodile Gold Corp. (TSX:CRK). Miner. Up four cents, or 7.27 per cent, at 59 cents on 6,403,896 shares. The Canadian-Australian mining company received a sweetened takeover offer that values it at about $192 million. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Crocodile shares were up from 34.5 cents at the Dec. 13 close before Luxor’s initial offer was announced.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 21 cents, or 6.40 per cent, at $3.49 on 6,219,920 shares.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,588.91, up 17.58 points):
Calibre Mining Corp. (TSXV:CXB). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 32 per cent, at 49.5 cents on 17,362,387 shares.
Goldbrook Ventures Inc. (TSXV:GBK). Miner. Unchanged at 35.5 cents on 5,835,289 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR). Railway. Down eight cents, or 0.10 per cent, at $79.60 on 931,561 shares. CN announced Monday that it is suspending pension payments to retired president and CEO Hunter Harrison. CN said it was taking the action to protect its shareholders, accusing Harrison of having breached his obligations to the company.
MTY Food Group Inc. (TSX:MTY). Fast food franchise. Up 48 cents, or 3.16 per cent, at $15.69 on 6,099 shares. The company announced Monday a 22 per cent increase in its quarterly dividend to 5.5 cents per share from 4.5 cents. The dividend will be payable Feb. 16 to shareholders of record on Feb. 1, said the Montreal based concern, whose brands include the Mr. Sub chain, acquired for $23 million last August; TacoTime, Thai Express, Country Style and many others.