Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,731.50, down 39.22 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation. Up four cents, or 1.63 per cent, to $2.49 on 9.7 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down four cents, or 2.11 per cent, to $1.86 on 5.9 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 13 cents, or 0.93 per cent, to $13.78 on 5.4 million shares.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 1.98 per cent, to $3.09 on 4.9 million shares.
Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT). Oil and gas. Down 10 cents, or 5.24 per cent, to $1.81 on 4.7 million shares.
Romarco Minerals Inc. (TSX:R). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 5.32 per cent, to 49.5 cents on 4.2 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Retailer. Up 47 cents, or 1.01 per cent, to $46.99 on 537,263 shares. The Quebec-based company said its proposed acquisition of The Pantry has passed the required waiting period under U.S. competition law, without changes. The US$1.7-billion deal which will add 1,500 locations in 13 states to Couche-Tard’s North American network is expected to close Monday.
Cascades Inc. (TSX:CAS). Forest Products. Down 90 cents, or 11.28 per cent, to $7.08 on 1.6 million shares. The company posted a $47-million net loss in for the fourth quarter, which included a number of expenses such as asset write-downs and a loss on discontinued operations. Excluding those items, the Quebec-based packaging and tissue producer had $8 million of net earnings, down from $18 million or 19 cents per share a year earlier. Sales rose to $879 million from $844 million a year earlier.
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version incorrectly stated the change in the Toronto Stock Exchange.