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

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,337.59 down 143.79 points):

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down $2.06, or 8.24 per cent, at $22.94 on 10.48 million shares. The gold subgroup led the losers on the main index sliding nearly six per cent to 213.97 points as the price of the bullion tumbled US$63.50 to $1,501.40 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The big gold miner has been facing problems with its projects in Latin America.

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 47 cents, or 6.83 per cent, at $6.41 on 8.79 million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 96 cents, or 6.75 per cent at $13.27 on 7.70 million shares.

Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Miner. Down $1.44, or 4.57 per cent, at $30.07 on 5.66 million shares.

Uranium One Inc. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.71 per cent, at $2.78 on 5.43 million shares.

Torex Gold Resources Inc. (TSX:TXG). Miner. Down eight cents, or 5.26 per cent, at $1.44 on 5.32 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (1,022.61 down 25.92 points):

Petroamerica Oil Corp. (TSXV:PTA). Oil explorer. Down half a cent, or 1.69 per cent, at 29 cents on 5.92 million shares.

Primary Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:PIE). Oil and gas. Unchanged at 6.5 cents on 4.66 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up three cents, or 0.22 per cent, at $13.85 on 3.49 million shares. The smartphone maker is asking securities regulators in Canada and the United States to investigate comments made by investment firm Detwiler Fenton, which claims the company’s new touchscreen smartphones are being returned in unusually high numbers.

Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Discount retailer. Up $3.59, or 5.55 per cent, at $68.23 on 956,861 shares. The discount chain boosted its dividend to 14 cents per share from 11 cents after reporting a big increase in fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates. Montreal-based Dollarama reported a profit of $77.1 million or $1.04 per diluted share versus $63.6 million or 84 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year. Sales rose nearly 20 per cent to $561.9 million, helped by an additional week in the quarter and new stores.

Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B). Media and communications. Down 46 cents, or 1.87 per cent, at $24.20 on 1.08 million shares. The Calgary-based cable and media company earned $182 million, or 38 cents per share in the December-February period. That was up from $178 million, or 38 cents per share, in the same period a year earlier. Consolidated revenue totalled $1.25 billion, up 1.6 per cent from $1.23 billion. Shaw also increased its guidance for free cash flow for the year.