Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (13,463.82, down 172.24 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.66 per cent, to $1.51 on 10.9 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 10 cents, or 1.96 per cent, to $5.01 on 7.3 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down two cents, or 0.09 per cent, to $22.45 on 5.7 million shares.
ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down seven cents, or 2.23 per cent, to $3.07 on 5.6 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down three cents, or 2.40 per cent, to $1.22 on 5.2 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 89 cents, or 8.03 per cent, to $10.20 on 3.9 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY). Bank. Down one cent, or 0.01 per cent, to $76.87 on 2.8 million shares. Royal Bank of Canada reports that its 2015 profit was a record $10.03 billion, an 11 per cent increase from last year. That included $2.59 billion in the fourth quarter ended Oct. 31, which was also up 11 per cent.
National Bank of Canada (TSX:NA). Bank. Down 20 cents, or 0.45 per cent, to $43.91 on 1.6 million shares. National Bank says its quarterly dividend will be raised by four per cent, reflecting its ability to grow profit despite weakening economic conditions. The Montreal-based bank said it earned $347 million for the three months ended Oct. 31, taking the full-year net income to $1.62 billion.