TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,334.73 up 154.57 points):
Sirocco Mining Inc. (TSX:SIM). Miner. Up two cents, or 5.26 per cent, at 40 cents on 23.02 million shares. The metals and mining sector was up 1.33 per cent at 267.27 points.
Santonia Energy Inc. (TSX:STE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $1.20 on 10.81 million shares.
PMI Gold Corp. (TSX:PMV). Miner. Down 3.5 cents, or 8.64 per cent, at 37 cents on 8.32 million shares. The stock gave back some of its big gains a day after Asanko Gold Inc. TSX:AKG) announced Tuesday that it planned to buy PMI in a stock-swap deal that values the exploration and development company’s shares at just over 44 cents apiece, a 79 per cent premium to their 20-day volume-weighted average. Asanko stock fell 20 cents, or 9.8 per cent, to $1.84.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurance. Up 50 cents, or 2.53 per cent, at $20.23 on 5.53 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down five cents, or 2.23 per cent, at $2.19 on 5.26 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (890.71 up 4.63 points):
Sirocco Mining Inc. (TSXV:SIM). Miner. Up two cents, or 5.26 per cent, at 40 cents on 23.02 million shares.
Santonia Energy Inc. (TSXV:STE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at $1.20 on 10.81 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO). Oil and gas. Up $1.06, or 2.34 per cent, at $6.43 on 611,368 shares. Imperial has applied for regulatory approval to build a new $7-billion Aspen oilsands project northeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Up 99 cents, or 2.12 per cent, at $47.66 on 1.44 million shares. CEO Russ Girling says the company is looking at opening an oil pipeline in Mexico as the country ends its government monopoly on energy development.