Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:
Toronto Stock Exchange (15,262.73, down 11.50 points):
Petrowest Corp. (TSX:PRW). Oil and gas. Up six cents, or 5.22 per cent, to $1.21 on 7.6 million shares.
B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up three cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $3.06 on 5.7 million shares.
Merus Labs International Inc. (TSX:MSL). Down 17 cents, or 1.20 per cent, to $41 on 5.2 million shares.
Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Up two cents, or 1.23 per cent, to $1.64 on four million shares.
Ram Power, Corp. (TSX:RPG). Utilities. Unchanged at two cents on 3.6 million shares.
Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace. Down one cent, or 0.26 per cent, to $3.84 on 3.4 million shares.
Companies reporting major news:
CAE (TSX:CAE). Aerospace. Down 24 cents, or 1.73 per cent, to $13.60 on 847,960 shares. The stock was down after the flight simulator maker reported quarterly earnings of $41.6 million or 16 cents a share, compared with a net profit of $45.6 million, or 18 cents per share, a year ago. Revenues were up at $526.2 million compared with $520.1 million year-over-year. CAE also upped its quarterly dividend by a penny to seven cents a share.
Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Retail. Down $1.79, or 2.51 per cent, to $69.51 on 533,794 shares. The Quebec-based grocery chain reported third-quarter net earnings of $144.5 million, or $1.63 per diluted share, a penny below forecasts. Sales were $3.62 billion, up 1.4 per cent year-over-year.