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

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,119.92 up 115.04 points):

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Miner. Down $1.06, or 5.22 per cent, at $19.24 on 9.86 million shares. The giant gold producer continued to fall heavily after plunging 11.5 per cent Monday to its lowest level in at least a decade. The June gold contract recovered slightly to gain US$26.30 to $1,387.40 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down six cents, or 1.08 per cent, at $5.48 on 7.1 million shares.

Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK). Miner. Down eight cents, or 1.98 per cent, at $3.96 on 6.1 million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 27 cents, or 2.22 per cent, at $11.88 on 5.8 million shares.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Up $1.45, or 9.31 per cent, at $17.03 on 5.03 million shares.

Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Gold producer. Down five cents, or 0.18 per cent, at $28.33 on 4.3 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (960 up 1.74 points):

Donnybrook Energy Inc. (TSXV:DEI). Oil and gas. Down eight cents, or 69.57 per cent, at 3.5 cents on 5.21 million shares.

Cantex Mine Development Corp. (TSXV:CD). Miner. Down one cent, or 66.67 per cent, at half a cent on 3.53 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

BlackBerry (TSX;BB). Wireless technology. Up 20 cents, or 1.43 per cent, at $14.21 on 2.46 million shares. The new BlackBerry touchscreen smartphones are not being returned at an unusually high rate, despite suggestions to the contrary, according to an industry observer who has completed his own checks. Jefferies telecom analyst Peter Misek, who has watched the BlackBerry company for years, says he considers the number of new BlackBerry Z10 phones being returned by customers “normal” for a new phone launch.