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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

09/12/2011 05:12 EDT | Updated 01/12/2012 02:05 EST
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,186.06up76.31points):

Yellow Media Inc. (TSX:YLO). Directory publisher. Up 13.5 cents, or 37.50 per cent, at 49.5 cents on 17,651,715 shares.

Eastern Platinum Ltd. (TSX:ELR). Miner. Up two cents, or 3.13 per cent, at 66 cents on 15,900,489 shares.

Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Up 23 cents, or 8.98 per cent, at $2.79 on 7,581,384 shares.

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.50 per cent, at $4.06 on 7,176,256 shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 75 cents, or 4.74 per cent, at $15.08 on 6,878,184 shares.

Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM). Consumer technology. Down $1.69 or 7.48 per cent, at $20.89 on 5,076,522 shares. The company says an update to its PlayBook's operating system has been delayed. RIM is also being named in a class-action suit on behalf of consumers affected by the recent outage of the BlackBerry services.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,570.80 up 5.35 points):

St. Eugene Mining Corp. Ltd. (TSXV:SEM). Miner. Up 3.5 cents, or 30.43 per cent, at 15 cents on 11,702,063 shares. The company has agreed to be acquired by its largest shareholder, Claude Resources Inc. (TSX:CRJ).

Americas Petrogas Inc. (TSXV:BOE). Oil and gas. Down 33 cents, or 17.65 per cent, at $1.54 on 5,929,732 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU.A). Grocery retailer. Up $1.07, or 2.23 per cent, at $48.95 on 296,134 shares. The Canadian grocer is making a stronger play for ethnic shoppers by partnering with Marche Adonis, a Mediterranean-style retailer that's planning to enter the crowded Ontario market. Metro which owns a large network of traditional and discount supermarkets in Ontario and Quebec, has bought a 55 per cent stake in Adonis and its distributor, Phoenicia Products. Adonis founders will keep a 45 per cent stake and will continue to manage both companies.

Open Text Corp. (TSX:OTC). Software solutions. Down three cents, or 0.06 per cent, at $54.40 on 249,284 shares. The company later beat analyst estimates by a wide margin in its latest quarter, as sales of its corporate software products rose more than anticipated. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company reported late Wednesday its net income under U.S. accounting rules was US$35 million, or 60 cents per share, in the three-months ended Sept. 30. That was up from $21.7 million or 37 cents per share a year earlier.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 14 cents, or 0.29 per cent, at $48.19 on 2,651,650 shares. The gold mining company is increasing its quarterly dividend by 25 per cent, fortified by strong earnings and a bullish outlook on the price of gold. The price of gold closed up $23.10 at $1,722.70 in New York on Wednesday, up from about $1,500 six months ago and around $1,300 a year ago.

Hyduke Energy Services Inc. (TSXV:HYD). Oil and gas equipment. Up 17 cents, or 47.22 per cent, at 53 cents on 164,300 shares. The company announced a big contract to provide two electric drilling rigs for a South American based customer. Hyduke said the contract with an unidentified company is worth about $32.2 million.