TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,765.15 up 101.08 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail. Up two cents, or 0.48 per cent, to $4.17 on 12.5 million shares.
Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Up 24 cents, or 3.07 per cent, to $8.07 on 7.4 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up five cents, or 1.62 per cent, to $3.14 on 5 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up nine cents, or 1.11 per cent, to $8.19 on 4.4 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up one cent, or 0.05 per cent, to $21.55 on 4.2 million shares.
Toronto Venture Exchange (1,014.42 up 7.90 points):
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV:FO). Oil and gas. Up 1.5 cents, or 9.38 per cent, to 17.5 cents on 7.3 million shares.
Papuan Precious Metals Corp. (TSXV:PAU). Miner. Up two cents, or 20 per cent, to 12 cents on 3.6 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Gildan Activewear (TSX:GIL). Apparel company. Up $3.68, or 6.49 per cent, to $60.38 on 1.2 million shares. The company plans to introduce its popular brand of underwear, socks and activewear at Canadian retailers after the expected ratification of a free-trade agreement with Honduras. It also reported a record second-quarter with net profit growing 9.5 per cent to US$79.2 million, up from $72.3 million a year ago.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up $2.52, or 5.08 per cent, to $52.14 on 4.1 million shares. The engineering giant said that it is selling AltaLink, Alberta’s largest regulated electricity transmission company, to a subsidiary of the holding company run by U.S. financier Warren Buffett for gross proceeds of $3.2 billion.
Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Publisher. Up $1.47, or 22.01 per cent, to $8.15 on 2.1 million shares. The owner of the Toronto Star and other newspapers, said it was selling the Harlequin book publishing company for $455 million to News Corp. The company, best known for its romance novels, will be run as a division of News Corp. subsidiary HarperCollins Publishers.
TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP). Oil and gas. Down one cent, or 0.02 per cent, to $51.17 on 1.4 million shares. The company behind the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project said it earned $412 million or 58 cents a share in its latest quarter as revenue grew nearly 30 per cent to $2.88 billion. Ex-items, TransCanada said its comparable earnings for the quarter came in a $422 million or 60 cents per share, up from $370 million or 52 cents per share a year ago.
Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT). Up $3.45, or 24.31 per cent, to $17.64 on 629,500 shares. The maker of advanced natural gas engines and systems, says its quarterly net loss fell to US$23.9 million or 38 cents per share from US$31.8 million or 57 cents per share a year ago. Revenue grew 39 per cent to US$41.9 million.