TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,810.21 up 123.57 points):
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 34 cents, or 2.39 per cent, at $14.57 on 5,925,314 shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up a penny, or 0.06 per cent, at $15.53 on 4,698,410 shares. The financial sector was up 1.20 per cent at 201.25 points.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down seven cents, or 2.15 per cent, at $3.19 on 5,349,408 shares. The metals and mining sector led the decliners on the main index, falling 1.10 per cent to 954.88 points.
San Gold Corp. (TSX:SGR). Miner. Down two cents, or 6.15 per cent, 30.5 cents on 3,726,031 shares. The gold sector was off 0.43 per cent at 263.34 points as price of the gold bullion fell US$5.30 to $1,604.20 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.12 per cent, at $8.04 on 3,683,785 shares.
Healthpricer Interactive Ltd. (TSXV:HPC). Internet advertising. Unchanged at half a cent on 9,075,500 shares.
Fission Energy Corp. (TSXV:FIS). Mineral explorer. Up 11 cents, or 13.10 per cent, at 95 cents on 4,400,916 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Canadian National Railway Company (TSX:CNR). Railroad. Up 91 cents, or 0.90 per cent, at $101.50 on 1,015,512 shares. Its shares closed at a new all-time high as the Montreal-based railway announced the appointment of veteran employee Jim Vena to chief operating officer. Italian-born Vena, 54, joined the railway in 1977 as a brakeman in Alberta and rose through the ranks to oversee all three of CN's operating regions.
Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSX:GWO). Insurer. Up 65 cents, or 2.43 per cent, at $27.43 on 1,919,665 shares. The Winnipeg-based insurer will acquire Irish Life Group for $1.75 billion from the Government of Ireland, which acquired the financial services company last summer as part of a bailout of its former parent. Great-West will become Ireland's leading provider of life insurance, pension and investment services with the single transaction.