TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,642.19 up 47.92 points):
Marengo Mining Ltd. (TSX:MRN). Miner. Up half a cent, or 33.33 per cent, at two cents on 51.35 million shares.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 19 cents, or 1.71 per cent, at $11.32 on 11.96 million shares. The BlackBerry Q5, seen as the cheaper version of the new smartphone models, went on sale in Canada Tuesday amid speculation about the company's future. BlackBerry announced Monday that it has launched a review of "strategic alternatives" which could mean a partnership, joint venture or outright sale of the company. It's rumoured that BlackBerry's biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., is considering taking the company private.
Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS). Miner. Up nine cents, or 4.31 per cent, at $2.18 on 4.95 million shares.
New Gold Inc. (TSX:NGD). Miner. Down 33 cents, or 4.42 per cent, at $7.13 on 4.79 million shares.
Talisman Energy fInc. (TSX:TLM). Miner. Down 31 cents, or 2.80 per cent, at $11.11 on 4.22 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (925.14 down 0.72 point):
Donner Metals Ltd. (TSXV:DON). Mine exploration. Down 1.5 cents, or 37.50 per cent, at 2.5 cents on 6.25 million shares.
Solimar Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SXS). Oil and gas. Up half a cent, or 25 per cent, at 2.5 cents on 4.88 million shares.
Company reporting major news:
Leon's Furniture Ltd. (TSX:LNF). Furniture store. Down a penny, or 0.08 per cent, at $12.90 on 3,588 shares. Second-quarter profit totalled $14.4 million or 18 cents per share versus $9 million or 12 cents per share a year ago. Revenue surged to $480.6 million from $162.1 million, boosted by its acquisition of The Brick.
MTY Food Group Inc. (TSX:MTY). Restaurant operator. Down 23 cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $31 on 12,148 shares. The company behind Yogen Fruz, Country Style and Mr. Sub will add a new restaurant chain to its portfolio by acquiring 80 per cent of Thai Zone restaurants for $17.8 million. Thai Zone has 24 franchised locations in the Quebec City area and plans to open five additional stores in the coming months.
Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Media. Up a penny, or 0.18 per cent, at $5.70 on 30,412 shares. The Toronto Star, the biggest-circulation daily in Canada, has begun charging a fee for non-subscribers who access its web site more than 10 times a month. The first month of digital access costs 99 cents, then $9.99 a month plus HST after that, but will be free for home subscribers who meet certain conditions.