Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (14,785.29, down 48.46 points):

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 20 cents, or 4.18 per cent, to $4.58 on 9.8 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up six cents, or 1.64 per cent, to $3.71 on 7.4 million shares.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up 14 cents, or 1.16 per cent, to $12.24 on six million shares.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Down 26 cents, or 1.33 per cent, to $19.36 on 5.4 million shares.

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up 34 cents, or 1.51 per cent, to $22.89 on 5.4 million shares.

New Millennium Iron Corp. (TSX:NML). Miner. Up four cents, or 44.44 per cent, to 13 cents on 5.4 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Norbord Inc. (TSX:OSB). Forest products. Down 55 cents, or 1.73 per cent, to $31.26 on 431,407 shares. Norbord Inc. and Louisiana-Pacific Corp. have agreed to exchange ownership of two wood panel mills in Quebec. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Louisiana-Pacific’s mill in Chambord, Que., is bigger than Norbord’s oriented strand board mill in Val-d’Or, Que., but both have been idled for a number of years.

TransForce Inc. (TSX:TFI). Transportation. Up $2.44, or 8.98 per cent, to $29.60 on 965,614 shares. TransForce Inc. is expanding its reach in the United States after Canada’s largest trucking firm acquired the North American truckload operations of XPO Logistics for US$558 million in cash. The Montreal-based transportation company announced Thursday that the purchase will make TransForce a leading player in the U.S. truckload sector.