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Newmont Mining & Barrick Gold: Buy One, Sell the Other

Gold prices haven't done much this year, but gold stocks have diverged quite a bit, with Barrick Gold (ABX) down some 9% since the start of 2018, while Newmont Mining (NEM) is up more than 3%. Given the stocks' relative performance, some investors may be tempted to scoop up Barrick, on the belief that it's gotten too cheap--but they should resist temptation, says Morgan Stanley's Piyush Sood. Sood argues that Barrick's underperformance looks set to continue through the rest of the year, and ahead of the company's final agreement with the government of Tanzania, he downgraded the shares to Underweight, and shaved $2 off his price target, to $12.