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Barrick Gold Stock Still Strong after Acquisition Announcement

Annie Gilroy
Barrick Gold Stock Still Strong after Acquisition Announcement

On September 24, Barrick Gold (ABX) agreed to acquire Randgold Resources (GOLD) in a share-for-share deal. The merger would create an industry-leading gold company (GDX) with the greatest concentration of tier-one gold assets (GLD). See Barrick-Randgold Merger Would Create World’s Largest Gold Miner for more details. Today, Citi (C) analyst Alexander Hacking upgraded Barrick Gold (ABX) from “neutral” to “buy” and raised the target price from $11 to $14.