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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 (12,273.57 down 145.42 points):

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Down 41 cents, or 3.87 per cent, at $10.18 on 5,786,797 shares. The gold sector led all the subgroups in the red, closing 3.05 per cent lower to 337.43 points.

Baja Mining Corp. (TSX:BAJ). Miner. Up a penny, or 11.76 per cent, at 9.5 cents on 5,197,333 shares. The Vancouver-based miner’s stock was one of the few that advanced, as news that a Korean consortium provided additional financing of US$6.7 million to Baja’s Boleo project in Mexico. The funding is an addition to the $90 million reported at the end of August.

Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Down 25 cents, or 1.94 per cent, at $12.64 on 5,182,602 shares. The energy sector dropped 0.57 per cent to 259.11 points.

Eldorado Gold Corp. (TSX:ELD). Miner. Down 60 cents, or 4.12 per cent, at $13.97 on 4,024,690 shares.

Canacol Energy Ltd. (TSX:CNE). Oil and gas. Down two cents, or 4.55 per cent, at 42 cents on 3,755,918 shares.

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Down 31 cents, or 0.94 per cent, at $32.69 on 3,569,459 shares.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,327.81 down 17.17 points):

Porto Energy Corp. (TSXV:PEC). Oil and gas. Up 8.5 cents, or 58.62 per cent, at 23 cents on 10,662,825 shares. The U.S.-based company provided an operational update on its well in Portugal. President and CEO Josephy Ash said that he is “encouraged” by the preliminary findings.

Sandstorm Metals and Energy Ltd. (TSXV:SND). Resource streaming. Down a penny, or 2.15 per cent, at 45.5 cents on 3,635,956 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Garda World Security (TSX:GW). Unchanged at $11.95 on 81,775 shares. Advisory firms ISS Proxy Advisory Services and Glass Lewis and Co. support the proposed $1.1-billion privatization transaction led by Garda founder Stephan Cretier and a subsidiary of private equity firm Apax Partners.

Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless technology. Down 44 cents, or 5.46 per cent, at $7.62 on 3,153,782 shares. An analyst predicted the next generation of BlackBerrys won’t hit shelves until March, instead of the previously announced January launch.