TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,232.86 down 24.32 points):
Viterra Inc. (TSXV:VT). Grain handler. Up two cents, or 0.12 per cent, at $16.09 on 6,728,564 shares. The Calgary-based company and Glencore International extended the deadline for closing the Swiss commodity giant's friendly, $6.1-billion takeover deal of Viterra to wait for a Chinese regulator to complete its review. The agreement received approval under the Investment Canada Act in July.
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.50 per cent, at $2 on 5,789,939 shares. The gold sector led the advancers on the main index, up 0.52 per cent to 341.26 points.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 10 cents, or 2.60 per cent, at $3.94 on 5,177,786 shares. The company's shares have been actively trading since its announcement a week ago that it will acquire CGA Mining Ltd. (TSX:CGA) through a friendly, all-stock deal pegged at $1.1 billion.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Plane and train maker. Unchanged at $3.64 on 4,503,352 shares. The company's aerospace division announced Wednesday it will begin production at its manufacturing facility in Morocco in January. Its transportation division also announced a US$158-million follow-on order from Israel Railways for 72 double-deck passenger coaches.
Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Up 38 cents, or 5.85 per cent, at $6.88 on 4,237,611 shares. The BlackBerry maker's stock jumped on news its subscriber numbers ballooned to 80 million from 78 million in the second quarter. The beleaguered company will announce its second-quarter financial report Thursday.
Sulliden Gold Corp. (TSX:SUE). Mining exploration and developer. Down five cents, or 4.10 per cent, at $1.17 on 4,115,676 shares. The Toronto-based miner announced results of a feasibility study at its Shahuindo property, which has gold and silver deposits, in Peru.
TSX Venture Exchange (1,306.86 down 6.35 points):
Plains Creek Phosphate Corp. (TSXV:PCP). Mining explorer. Up 1.5 cents, or 100 per cent, at three cents on 11,488,400 shares. The company's shares jumped a day after Plains Creek confirmed that its feasibility studies for one million tonne per annum phosphate rock concentrate project will be completed on Sept. 30. It also announced a $5 million private placement that will go towards working capital, engineering and funding for its Farim Phosphate Project in West Africa.
Anatolia Energy Corp. (TSXV:AEE). Oil and gas explorer and developer. Down 5.5 cents, or 55 per cent, at 4.5 cents on 6,917,537 shares.
Companies reporting major news:
CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A). Information technology. Down 45 cents, or 1.68 per cent, at $26.38 on 483,994 shares. The Montreal-based company signed a deal for a five-year contract worth up to US$871 million from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency. The company's U.S. subsidiary CGI Federal Inc. will provide engineering, scientific, testing and logistics services to the information technology services provider for the U.S. military.
Onex Corp. (TSX:OCX). Private equity firm. Up 13 cents, or 0.34 per cent, at $38.20 on 128,979 shares. The Toronto-based company is leading a $718-million deal to acquire German manufacturing company KraussMaffei AG. The company, which is based in Munich, is a manufacturer of plastic and rubber processing equipment and operates key manufacturing facilities in Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia and China.