Most actively traded companies on the TSX

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 3, 2015 3:03 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,710.31, up 87.30 points):Rubicon Minerals Corp. (TSX:RMX). Miner. Down 32 cents, or 55.17 per cent, to 26 cents on 20.9 million shares.Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:TST). Health-care. Up four cents, or 5.88 per cent, to 72 cents on 7.3 million shares.OceanaGold Corp. (OGC). Miner. Unchanged at $2.56 on 7.2 million shares.Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Up 21 cents, or 11.80 per cent, to $1.99 on 6.1 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 13 cents, or 4.48 per cent, to $2.77 on 5.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 55 cents, or 9.50 per cent, to $6.34 on 5.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Up 22 cents, or 0.50 per cent, to $44.44 on 1.1 million shares. The company behind the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline denies the 2016 U.S. presidential election was a factor when it asked for the review of the project to be suspended. TransCanada CEO Russ Girling says the company has tried to stay out of politics throughout the more than seven years that the project has been winding its way through the regulatory process.WestJet (TSX:WJA). Airline. Down 56 cents, or 2.31 per cent, to $23.73 on 887,533 shares. Despite posting record profits, WestJet Airlines says it is eliminating free checked bags on all economy fare flights to Europe and sun destinations starting early in the new year. The Calgary-based airline announced Tuesday that a $25 baggage fee will apply to new economy bookings for flights as of Jan. 6. Most actively traded companies on the TSX read more

2017 Big Ten football preview Iowa Hawkeyes

Iowa’s Josey Jewell (43) tackles Wyoming’s Avante Cox during the 2017 season opener on Sep. 2. The Hawkeyes went on to defeat the Cowboys, 24-3. Credit: Courtesy of Ben Smith | The Daily IowanLocation: Iowa City, Iowa 2016 record: 8-5 (6-3) Head coach: Kirk Ferentz Current record: 2-0 All time record vs. OSU: 14-46What has happened thus far in 2017 The Hawkeyes outlasted in-state rival Iowa State, 44-41, in overtime in Week 2. In its season opener, Iowa’s defense stymied Wyoming’s offense, led by likely first-round pick Josh Allen, and the Hawkeyes won, 24-3. Impact Player While senior linebacker Josey Jewell is a menace, the Hawkeyes’ inexperience on offense places greater importance on running back Akrum Wadley. The senior rushed for 1,081 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per carry, in 2016. Through two games, Wadley has 234 rushing yards and a touchdown. Wadley can be dynamic in space, which he showcased late against Iowa State when he turned a short catch out of the backfield into a 46-yard, game-tying touchdown, made possible by three broken tackles and a slick stutter-step.Strengths Because some things never change, Iowa’s running game will be sturdy behind an experienced offensive line and the legs of Wadley and James Butler, a graduate transfer from Nevada who owns back-to-back 1,300-plus rushing yard seasons. The O-line was dented in Week 2, with right tackle Ike Boettger lost for the year, but because the Hawkeyes often substitute linemen to keep players fresh and develop young talent, they should have enough depth to overcome Boettger’s injury. Jewell, a preseason All-American, leads a defense that returns six of last year’s front seven. The Hawkeyes should be stout against the run and put pressure on opposing offensive lines. The reason they limited Wyoming’s Allen to 174 passing yards was because Allen had little time to throw. Weaknesses The Hawkeyes are inexperienced at quarterback, receiver and defensive back. Whether Iowa is a legitimate threat to win the Big Ten West or is its usual eight-win self comes down to the performance of those units. Sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley showed promise against Iowa State, throwing for 333 yards and five scores, but it’s a small sample size.  Junior college transfer wideout Nick Easley has 11 catches so far, giving Iowa another target alongside senior receiver Matt Vandeberg, whose 2016 was cut short by a broken foot. Even so, the Hawkeyes lack a game-changing playmaker on the outside. Safety Miles Taylor, a three-year starter, is the only returner in the secondary. Other players, like sophomore Manny Rugamba, have seen the field, but not consistently. If the secondary is at least average, the Hawkeye front seven is good enough to handle the rest. read more