Most actively traded companies on the TSX

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (11,662.59 up 156.09points):

Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Miner. Up 19 cents, or 2.51 per cent, at $7.75 on 6,082,780 shares. The company announced earlier in the week that it replaced president and chief executive Tye Burt.

Talisman Energy Inc. (TSX:TLM). Oil and gas. Up 32 cents, or 2.46 per cent, at $13.32 on 3,717,609 shares. The energy sector had the biggest gain out of all the 13 subgroups on the main index, which all closed higher. The sector rose 2.49 per cent, buoyed by a US$4.27 jump on the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil closed at US91.40 per barrel.

Perseus Mining Ltd. (TSX:PRU). Miner. Down three cents, or 1.23 per cent, at $2.40 on 3,475,698 shares.

Husky Energy Inc. (TSX:HSE). Oil and gas. Up 94 cents, or 3.76 per cent, at $25.92 on 3,466,420 shares.

Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU). Oil and gas. Up $1.09 on 3.57 per cent, at $31.63 on 3,281,668 shares.

Westaim Corp. (TSX:WED). Investment firm. Unchanged at 75 cents on 2,879,513 shares.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,186.95 up 13.32 points):

Unigold Inc. (TSXV:UGD). Mineral exploration/development. Up seven cents, or 16.67 per cent, at 49 cents on 12,230,949 shares.

Canaco Resources Inc. (TSXV:CAN). Mineral exploration/development. Up six cents, or 17.65 per cent, at 40 cents on 8,249,585 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU). Fertilizer producer. Up 71 cents, or 0.75 per cent, at $95.30 on 750,388 shares. The Calgary-based company says profits jumped 20 per cent in the second quarter as demand for its crop inputs business remained strong. Revenue increased 10 per cent to $6.8 billion.

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Down $2.05, or 5.09 per cent, at $38.20 on 1,090,105 shares. The Montreal-based company posted a dramatically lower second-quarter profit that missed analyst expectations and says its 2012 earnings will be lower than previously forecast, due to revised cost projections. Net income fell to $32.7 million from year-ago $104.8 million while revenue totalled $1.9 billion, up from $1.7 billion.

Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Telecommunications. Up 78 cents, or 1.25 per cent, at $63.17 o0n 576,414 shares. The Vancouver-based company posted a four per cent increase to $2.7 billion in its second-quarter revenue, buoyed by the strength of its wireless business. Profits rose 1.2 per cent to $328 million.