Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (14,778.32, down 8.95 points):
Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.42 per cent, to $4.81 on 8.4 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.77 per cent, to $3.91 on 7.4 million shares.
Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 20 cents, or 3.88 per cent, to $5.36 on 6.7 million shares.
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 31 cents, or 2.43 per cent, to $12.43 on 6.2 million shares.
Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 0.47 per cent, to $12.73 on 5.8 million shares.
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Up $1.06, or 4.49 per cent, to $24.66 on 5.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
Thomson Reuters Corp. (TSX:TRI). Media. Up $2.09, or 3.95 per cent, to $54.95 on two million shares. Thomson Reuters says it’s eliminating 2,000 positions around the world as it speeds up efforts to streamline and simplify its global information services organization. The layoffs represent close to four per cent of the company’s global workforce of about 52,000 employees, 1,200 of which are in Canada.
WestJet (TSX:WJA). Airline. Up 95 cents, or 4.33 per cent, to $22.90 on 782,219 shares. WestJet reported its best ever third-quarter profit Tuesday as expanded routes and lower fuel prices helped offset a continuing downturn in its home province. The Calgary-based airline said it had $116 million in net income, or 97 cents per share, in the three months ended Sept. 30 — up from $102 million, or 82 cents per share, in the same quarter last year for what it said was its second best quarter ever.