Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,731.08, up 68.80 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up seven cents, or 3.68 per cent, to $1.97 on 7.9 million shares. The aircraft and train builder has hired a Pratt & Whitney Canada executive as its new chief financial officer. Effective Aug. 10, John Di Bert replaces Pierre Alary, who is retiring after 17 years with the company.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 95 cents, or 6.08 per cent, to $14.67 on 7.9 million shares.
Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. (TSX:ZZZ). Down 85 cents, or five per cent, to $16.15 on 5.1 million shares. Canada’s largest mattress retailer returned to the TSX after seven years as a private company at an IPO price of $17 per share.
Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE). Oil and gas. Up 39 cents, or 10.96 per cent, to $3.95 on 4.4 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down three cents, or 1.63 per cent, to $1.81 on 3.9 million shares.
North American Palladium Ltd. (TSX:PDL). Miner. Unchanged at 3.5 cents on 3.7 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Auto parts. Down $2.54, or 3.52 per cent, to $69.68 on 2.4 million shares. The auto parts maker announced a $2.5-billion deal to buy the Getrag Group, a German supplier of automotive transmissions for companies such as Ford, BMW, Daimler, Renault and Volvo.