Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,528.78, up 16.73 points):
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 97 cents, or 5.41 per cent, to $16.95 on 10.5-million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 17 cents, or 2.88 per cent, to $6.08 on eight-million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 22 cents, or 5.25 per cent, to $4.41 on 7.9-million shares.
Redknee Solutions Inc. (TSX:RKN). Application software. Up three cents, or 1.82 per cent, to $1.68 on 6.7-million shares.
Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG). Miner. Up 61 cents, or 8.84 per cent, to $7.51 on five-million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up one cent, or 0.51 per cent, to $1.99 on 4.8-million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Fast food restaurants. Up $1.81, or 3.09 per cent, to $60.37 on 725,059 shares. Restaurant Brands reported a big jump in its quarterly profit despite flat revenue compared with the same time last year, which it attributed to the negative impact of currency fluctuations. It earned net income for common shareholders of US$90.9 million or 38 cents per share in the three months ended June 30. That’s up from US$11.0 million or five cents per RBI share in the second quarter of 2015.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Up $1.74, or 3.11 per cent, to $57.62 on 497,776 shares. Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin tripled its second-quarter profit with help from its engineering and construction sectors as well as through cost reductions. SNC-Lavalin generated a net income of $88.5 million or 59 cents per share, compared to $26.5 million or 17 cents per share the same time last year, thanks in part to higher margins in its infrastructure, oil and gas and energy sectors.