Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,779.35, up 15.37 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace and transportation. Up three cents, or 1.08 per cent, to $2.80 on 9.2 million shares. The Quebec-based company is laying off about a third of the 430 workers at its railway manufacturing plant in La Pocatiere, Que., at the end of April for a six-month period. It is temporarily halting production of cars for the Montreal subway because of the late delivery of a key part from a supplier to its contract partner, Alstom.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 18 cents, or 3.41 per cent, to $5.10 on 7.1 million shares.
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 23 cents, or 1.76 per cent, to $13.29 on 5.1 million shares.
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down five cents, or 3.29 per cent, to $1.47 on 5.03 million shares.
Legacy Oil + Gas Inc. (TSX:LEG). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 4.40 per cent, to $1.66 on 4.9 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down nine cents, or 3.45 per cent, to $2.52 on 4.7 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A). Real Estate Services. Up 16 cents, or 0.25 per cent, to $64.68 on 500,195 shares. Brookfield will pay US$200 million to buy the other half of the joint venture that it has with Johnson Controls and then launch its new initiative on a large scale in the United States and Europe.
Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG). Miner. Up four cents, or 0.60 per cent, to $6.68 on 833,434 shares. The company says Mongolia’s parliament has taken a step that advances the company’s plans for developing a 1.6-million ounce gold deposit near its Boroo Mine. The parliament has designated Centerra’s Gatsuurt project as strategically important for Mongolia, paving the way for Centerra’s application for the necessary approvals and for the government to acquire up to a 34 per cent stake in the project.