Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (12,448.21, down 278.59 points):
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Unchanged at $1.44 on 17 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up one cent, or 0.78 per cent, to $1.30 on 9.1 million shares. Navdeep Bains, the federal economic development minister, said Ottawa is continuing to evaluate calls to provide financial aid to the struggling aerospace company.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 39 cents, or 8.18 per cent, to $4.38 on 8.1 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up $1.15, or 10.28 per cent, to $12.34 on eight million shares.
Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B). Miner. Down 43 cents, or 8.72 per cent, to $4.50 on seven million shares.
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up 15 cents, or 5.34 per cent, to $2.96 on 6.5 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Hudson’s Bay Company (TSX:HBC). Retailer. Down 23 cents, or 1.36 per cent, to $16.70 on 740,689 shares. The company plans to pay US$250 million in cash to buy Gilt Groupe Holdings, Inc., a membership-based online retailer that caters to shoppers in the millennial generation. The Toronto-based retailer says Gilt has more than nine million members and the acquisition is expected to add about US$500 million to HBC’s overall revenue this year.