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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

07/31/2013 05:28 EDT | Updated 09/30/2013 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,542.13 down 10.79 points):

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up a penny, or 0.18 per cent, at $5.42 on 6.79 million shares. The gold sector was up 1.71 per cent at 80.82 points as the price of gold advanced US$2.30 to $1,312.20 per ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT). Fertilizer producer. Down 91 cents, or 2.87 per cent, at $30.85 on 5.71 million shares.

Ram Power, Corp. (TSX:RPG). Geothermal energy. Down 1.5 cents, or 7.69 per cent, at 18 cents on 5.21 million shares. Second-quarter net and comprehensive loss widened to US$19.88 million or seven cents per share due to an $18.66-million impairment charge. A year earlier, it lost $120,365 or zero per share.

BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 54 cents, or 5.68 per cent, at $10.05 on 4.88 million shares. Reuters reported BlackBerry's chief executive and board of directors may be warming to the idea of taking the company private. The company said it doesn't comment on rumours or speculation.

Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Insurer. Down six cents, or 0.34 per cent, at $17.73 on 4.7 million shares. The company's second-quarter core earnings per share announced Thursday missed analyst estimates.

Toronto Venture Exchange (920.09 up 4.76 points):

Solimar Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SXS). Oil and gas. Up a penny, or 100 per cent, at two cents on 16.71 million shares.

Symbility Solutions Inc. (TSXV:SY). Software. Down half a cent, or 1.12 per cent, at 44 cents on 9.67 million shares.

Company reporting major news:

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (TSX:BAM.A). Conglomerate. Down 59 cents, or 1.53 per cent, at $37.99 on 679,709 shares. Second-quarter profit soared to US$801 million or 31 cents per share versus $379 million or 17 cents per share last year. Revenue increased to $5.17 billion from $4.43 billion.

Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B). Consumer products. Down $3.70, or 10.08 per cent, at $33 on 192,107 shares. The bike and child car seat maker missed expectations in the second quarter, with net income plunging 56 per cent to US$13.2 million. Revenues dropped five per cent to US$600.4 million due to poor weather that affected its bicycle sales.

Magna International Inc. (TSX:MG). Auto parts. Up $2.15, or 2.68 per cent, at $82.30 on 1.26 million shares as the company beat analyst estimates on improved profit and record sales. Net income rose to US$415 million or $1.78 per share in the second quarter, up from $349 million or $1.48 per share in the same period last year. Sales were at a record high for the second quarter, up 16 per cent to $8.96 billion.