|Bid||14.41 x 16100|
|Ask||14.42 x 16100|
|Day's Range||14.35 - 14.50|
|52 Week Range||13.28 - 20.78|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.74|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.12 (0.79%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
On January 12, 2018, gold prices hit a four-month high of $1,338.20 per ounce, and it ended the day at $1,333.40. The implied volatility in gold was 8.9%. Most of these gains were due to the steady decline in the price of the dollar. The US dollar (UUP), tracked by the DXY Currency Index (or DXY) was down 1.0% on January 12.
SANTIAGO/TORONTO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Environmental regulators ordered Barrick Gold Corp to close the Chilean side of its stalled Pascua-Lama mining project on Thursday, but reduced a 2013 fine for violations by more than 25 percent to $11.5 million. Barrick, the world's largest gold producer, said that closing surface facilities in Chile is consistent with its plan to advance a study on underground mining at Pascua-Lama, which straddles the border of Argentina and Chile in the Andes Mountains.
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There are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about the gold mining industry for both the short and long term. Below, we have discussed what investors in the gold mining sector can look forward to in the coming months and years. In the last decade, combined demand for gold from India and China has soared 71%.
Barrick Gold Corp. is analyzing revised sanctions on its Pascua-Lama project on the Chile-Argentine border after Chile’s environmental agency reduced a fine but imposed new conditions, including the definitive ...
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Kinross Gold (KGC) has significantly outperformed gold prices (GLD), the overall gold miners’ index (GDX), as well as its peers in 2017. While the stock rose 38.9%, its close peers Newmont Mining (NEM), Barrick Gold (ABX), and Goldcorp (GG) returned 10.1%, -9.4%, and -6.1%, respectively. Kinross has shown an impressive operational performance in 2017 along with steady execution on its growth projects, which led to the outperformance of the stock.
Goldcorp (GG) has given negative returns in 2017. Its stock has lost 6.1% of its value as compared to a gain of 12.8% in the iShares Gold Trust (GLD) and 11.1% in the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX). You can read These Factors Could Help Goldcorp Outperform Peers in 2018.
Goldcorp (GG) currently has “buy” ratings from 59% of the 22 analysts covering the stock, as per the consensus compiled by Thomson Reuters. Based on the mean target price and current market price, its stock has a higher upside potential of 29% as compared to its close peers (GDX) (NUGT) Barrick Gold (ABX) and Newmont Mining (NEM). The analyst sentiment seems to be improving for GG’s stock.
Barrick Gold (ABX) underperformed its peers and gold prices in 2017. While ABX’s stock returned -9.4% in 2017, gold prices rose by 12.8% and the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) rose by 11.1%. ABX’s close peers such as Newmont Mining (NEM), Goldcorp (GG), and Kinross Gold (KGC) returned 10.1%, -6.1%, and 38.9%, respectively.
In this series, we’ll discuss analyst ratings and recommendations for gold miners, starting with Barrick Gold. Of the 24 analysts covering Barrick Gold (ABX), only 29% have “buy” recommendations on the stock. Among the senior miner stocks (GDX), Barrick has the lowest percentage of “buy” recommendations. 63% of the analysts rate the stock as a “hold.” The remaining 8% recommend a “sell” for Barrick’s stock.
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