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Can Randgold Acquisition Help Analyst Sentiment for Barrick Gold?

Annie Gilroy
Can Randgold Acquisition Help Analyst Sentiment for Barrick Gold?

According to the consensus compiled by Thomson Reuters, 22 analysts are currently covering Barrick Gold (ABX). Only 14% of them have recommended a “buy” for the stock, which is just higher than the “buy” recommendations for New Gold (NGD) among major gold miner stocks (GDX). About 77% of analysts have recommended a “hold” for Barrick Gold, and 9% have recommended a “sell.” Its target price of $14.10 implies an upside of 28% based on its current market price.