Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (13,636.06, up 166.23 points):

ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down 40 cents, or 11.30 per cent, to $3.14 on 11.3 million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 49 cents, or 2.23 per cent, to $22.47 on 6.8 million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 20 cents, or 7.09 per cent, to $3.02 on 6.7 million shares.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 33 cents, or 3.36 per cent, to $10.16 on 6.1 million shares.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 25 cents, or 5.14 per cent, to $5.11 on 5.8 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up six cents, or 4.11 per cent, to $1.52 on 5.5 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO). Bank. Up $1.11, or 1.44 per cent, to $78.22 on two million shares. BMO reported fourth-quarter net income rose 13 per cent from last year to $1.214 billion, beating analyst estimates and taking the total for the 2015 financial year to $4.405 billion.

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS). Bank. Down six cents, or 0.10 per cent, to $60.83 on 2.9 million shares. Scotiabank reported Tuesday that it grew its fourth-quarter net income by 28 per cent to $1.843 billion, bringing the total for the 2015 financial year to nearly $7.3 billion as it also beat analyst estimates for the quarter.