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

Toronto Stock Exchange (11,557.35 down 161.28 points):

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down 67 cents or 5.41 per cent at $11.71 on 11,892,408 shares. The insurance giant's shares continued a steady fall that began Aug. 9 when it reported a $2.4-billion second-quarter loss.

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 30 cents or 1.88 per cent at $16.25 on 10,186,660 shares. The December bullion contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange reversed direction, moving up $4.60 to US$1,234.40 an ounce.

MGM Energy Corp. (TSX:MGX). Oil and gas. Down two cents or 9.09 per cent at 20 cents on 9,533,774 shares. The October crude contract fell $1.47 to US$71.63 a barrel.

Bank of Montreal (TSX: BMO). Banker. Down $3.56 or 6.03 per cent at $55.50 on 6,987,998 shares. The big bank reported third-quarter profits of $669 million or $1.14 per share of cash earnings, which was about seven cents short of analyst estimates.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,456.85 up 18.48 points):

Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSXV:GCM). Up 19.5 cents or 134.48 per cent at 34 cents on 15,752,017 shares.

Otish Energy Inc. (TSXV:OEI). Up 5.5 cents or 57.89 per cent at 15 cents on 3,930,615 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Farm products. The board of Australian grain marketer AWB Ltd. is recommending its shareholders approve a takeover by the Calgary-based farm products company in a bid pegged at $1.1 billion.

Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Its third-quarter profit rose 20 per cent to $669 million. Revenue for the quarter was down slightly to $2.91 billion from $2.98 billion, pulled by weakness in its capital markets division.

PotashCorp (TSX:POT). Fertilizer. The fertilizer giant is reportedly in talks with other international companies in a bid to trump a US$38.6-billion hostile takeover offer from Australian mining company BHP Billiton.

West 49 (TSX:WXX). Retailer. Shareholders overwhelmingly approved a $99-million dollar takeover offer by Australian skate and snowboarding retailer Billabong.