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The total value of a publicly traded company's shares is a sign of investors' enthusiasm about its prospects. But remember Bre-X and Nortel? A bloated market cap can be a sign of irrational exuberance.

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Rank Company and Year-End Mkt cap (May 11, 2011) ($mil) Co. Year-end 2010 ($mil)
1 Royal Bank of Canada(Oc10) 83,125 77,408
2 Toronto-Dominion Bank(Oc10) 72,714 64,526
3 Suncor Energy(De10) 61,539 59,927
4 Bank of Nova Scotia(Oc10) 60,360 57,016
5 Cdn. Natural Resources(De10) 43,896 48,379
6 Barrick Gold(De10) 1 43,754 53,040
7 Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan(De10) 1 42,827 43,921
8 Imperial Oil(De10) 38,667 34,396
9 Goldcorp Inc.(De10) 1 36,765 36,629
10 Bank of Montreal(Oc10) 34,526 34,118
11 Harvest Operations(De10) 4 34,030 34,023
12 Canadian National Railway Co.(De10) 33,680 30,481
13 CIBC(Oc10) 32,338 30,724
14 Thomson Reuters Corp.(De10) 1 31,419 31,036
15 Manulife Financial(De10) 31,168 30,493
16 TransCanada Corp.(De10) 28,838 26,450
17 BCE Inc.(De10) 27,856 26,585
18 Teck Resources(De10) 27,502 36,617
19 Great-West Lifeco(De10) 25,134 25,039
20 Cenovus Energy(De10) 25,094 25,049
21 Husky Energy(De10) 24,762 23,648
22 Enbridge Inc.(De10) 23,177 21,664
23 EnCana Corp.(De10) 1 23,046 21,419
24 Research In Motion(Fe11) 1 22,137 33,669
25 Power Financial(De10) 22,019 21,757
26 Talisman Energy(De10) 21,038 22,547
27 Rogers Communications(De10) 19,621 19,221
28 Brookfield Asset Management(De10) 1 18,248 19,178
29 Sun Life Financial(De10) 17,461 17,283
30 Telus Corp.(De10) 16,847 14,661

Notes: Market-cap totals for 2009 and 2010 are based on the closing share price on the final day of each company's fiscal year.

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