TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,845.06 up 87.25 points):
Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. (TXS:ANS). Up 98 cents, or 33.33 per cent, at $3.92 on 30.3 million shares. U.S. forestry giant Louisiana-Pacific announced a friendly, US$1.1-billion takeover deal for the Vancouver-based maker of products used in housing construction.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up 26 cents, or 5.51 per cent, at $4.98 on 12.2 million shares. The company is exiting the fractional business aircraft ownership service after 18 years with the planned sale of Flexjet to a U.S. private equity firm for US$185 million."
Blackberry (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up 32 cents, or 2.84 per cent, at $11.60 on 5.5 million shares. The Wall Street Journal reported that the smartphone maker has narrowed the list of possible bidders for all or part of the company, and hopes to wrap up the auction by November.
Surge Energy Inc. (TSX:SGY). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.33 per cent, at $6.08 on 3.99 million shares. October crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange was ahead $1.14 to US$108.37 a barrel and the energy sector gained per 1.26 cent.
Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up 43 cents, or 1.20 per cent, at $36.26 on 3.66 million shares.
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TSX:TRQ). Miner. Up four cents, or 0.74 per cent, at $5.41 on 3.58 million shares. Gold stocks were the biggest TSX weight, down about three per cent as December bullion declined $17 to US$1,373 an ounce.
Toronto Venture Exchange (947.78 up 0.60 of a point):
Novus Energy, Inc. (TSXV:NVS). Oil and gas. Up one cent, or 0.93 per cent, at $1.085 on 6.2 million shares.
Solimar Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SXS). Oil and gas. Down half a cent, or 25 per cent, at 1.5 cents on 3.1 million shares.