Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,863.16, up 163.56 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 16 cents, or 11.03 per cent, to $1.61 on 18.5 million shares. Hopes for a government bailout prompted a surge in Bombardier shares ahead of what is expected to be gloomy third-quarter results. The Quebec government declined to confirm published reports suggesting it will announce Thursday a financial contribution to bolster the embattled transportation giant’s strained cash levels.
Lake Shore Gold Corp. (TSX:LSG). Miner. Up eight cents, or 6.90 per cent, to $1.24 on 8.4 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down five cents, or 3.31 per cent, to $1.46 on 8.2 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 13 cents, or 1.30 per cent, to $10.15 on 6.6 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down three cents, or 0.91 per cent, to $3.27 on 6.4 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 18 cents, or 3.57 per cent, to $5.22 on 5.3 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B). Telecommunications. Up 65 cents, or 1.22 per cent, to $53.92 on 2.5 million shares. The Competition Bureau says it has found no evidence that competition for advertising dollars has been reduced since Rogers Communications got exclusive Canadian rights to National Hockey League games under a landmark 12-year deal. The bureau looked at the agreement’s potential effect on advertising rates during games, the price that other companies pay to distribute Rogers’ Sportsnet channels and the ability of Rogers’ competitors to buy the broadcasting rights to other sports.