Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,088.82, up 64.93 points):
Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $9.67 on 24.5 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 16 cents, or 6.72 per cent, to $2.54 on 13.9 million shares. The company announced plans to set up its rail division as a separate, publicly traded company in which it will retain majority ownership. It also plans another round of cost-cutting that will likely include layoffs in Toronto and Montreal as it adjusts to weaker demand for business jets.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up seven cents, or 1.14 per cent, to $6.23 on 13.5 million shares.
Franco-Nevada Corp. (TSX:FNV). Miner. Up 57 cents, or 0.90 per cent, to $64.21 on 10.8 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 40 cents, or 1.78 per cent, to $22.91 on 5.1 million shares.
Aquila Resources Inc. (TSX:AQA). Miner. Down half-a-cent, or 2.94 per cent, to 16.5 cents on 4.2 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Unchanged at $11.80 on 1.18 million shares. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company is forgoing its famous physical keyboard in its newest smartphone, the BlackBerry Leap, launched in Canada on Thursday. It’s a lower-priced phone for consumers who want a touchscreen, but don’t want to pay the hefty price of an iPhone or Samsung Galaxy.
Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B). Telecommunications. Down four cents, or 0.09 per cent, to $43.89 on 1.1 million shares. Rogers is cutting 110 jobs from its television operations, mainly at its Omni multicultural stations, as it replaces traditional newscasts with interactive current affairs shows. Its Rogers Media subsidiary said it will cease producing Omni newscasts effective Monday.