TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,464.11 up 10.19 points):
Bombardier Inc. (TSX: BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.43 per cent, at $4.25 on 17.77 million shares.
Air Canada (TSX:AC.B). Airline. Down 19 cents, or 7.57 per cent, at $2.32 on 9.32 million shares.
Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Up 14 cents, or 0.89 per cent, at $15.87 on 7.80 million shares. The financials sector was up 0.43 per cent to 198.90 points.
Bellus Health Inc. (TSX:BLU). Drug developer. Down three cents, or 9.38 per cent, at 29 cents on 7.23 million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 30 cents, or 2.48 per cent, at $11.79 on 5.28 million shares.
BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Down 81 cents, or 5.15 per cent, at $14.93 on 5.07 million shares. The company’s stock is down a day after a Canaccord Genuity analyst cautioned about the new smartphone sales numbers and pulled back his sales expectations.
Toronto Venture Exchange (961.42 down 5.96 points):
International PBX Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:PBX). Mine explorer. Unchanged at three cents on 6.15 million shares.
Doubleview Capital Corp. (TSXV:DBV). Resource explorer. Up half a cent, or 9.09 per cent on six cents on 3.39 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
George Weston Limited (TSX:WN). Food processor and bakery. Down 20 cents, or 0.25 per cent, at $80.89 on 151,744 shares. Strong sales at the company’s supermarket chain Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) helped George Weston’s first-quarter profit rise to $162 million or $1.19 per share from year-ago $121 million or 87 cents per share. Sales improved 3.7 per cent to $7.49 billion.
Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Down 17 cents, or 0.57 per cent, at $29.75 on 1.27 million shares. Husky is expecting its massive Liwan offshore platform in the South China sea to start operating late this year or early 2014. The Calgary-based company also posted a first-quarter profit of $535 million or 54 cents per share, lower than year-earlier’s $591 million or 60 cents per share. Revenue net of royalties dropped to $5.6 billion from $5.77 billion.
WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA). Airline. Down $1.85, or 7.48 per cent, at $22.87 on 1.96 million shares. Canada’s second largest airline’s stock fell on capacity concerns despite reporting its “best ever” quarterly earnings. It earned $91.1 million or 68 cents per share in the first quarter versus $68.3 million or 49 cents per share. Revenue was up 8.6 per cent at $967.2 million.