|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||13.13 - 13.37|
|52 Week Range||11.07 - 19.38|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||10.83|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.12 (0.93%)|
|1y Target Est||16.15|
Gold prices rose ~3% year-to-date (or YTD) after rising ~13% in 2017. Gold prices are affected by a number of factors, including rate hike expectations, trade war fears, the US dollar, and increasing volatility.
Usually, precious-metal-mining companies follow precious metals. Precious metals have risen over the past few days, supporting mining companies.
Acacia Mining (ACAA.L) reported a near 50 percent fall in first quarter earnings on Thursday after reducing operations at its flagship gold mine in Tanzania amid a tax dispute with the government. Acacia, a unit of Canada's Barrick Gold (ABX.TO) and Tanzania's largest gold miner, said its gold production fell 45 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier to 120,981 ounces, mainly due to lower output at its flagship Bulyanhulu mine.
Acacia Mining reported a near 50 percent fall in first quarter earnings on Thursday after reducing operations at its flagship gold mine in Tanzania amid a tax dispute with the government. Acacia, a unit of Canada's Barrick Gold and Tanzania's largest gold miner, said its gold production fell 45 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier to 120,981 ounces, mainly due to lower output at its flagship Bulyanhulu mine. Acacia's London-listed shares skidded 8.8 percent to 141 pence by 0919 GMT and have now tumbled more than 70 percent since Tanzania introduced a ban on concentrate exports in March 2017.
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Gold ETF investors bought 173.4 tons of gold in 2017, 9% higher year-over-year (or YoY). In 2018 year-to-date (or YTD), the inflows in gold-backed ETFs have been strong. As of April 13, ETF holdings totaled 2,186 tons, which is 5.2% higher YoY.
On April 13, US crude oil (USO) May futures settled at $67.39 per barrel—the highest closing level for US crude oil active futures in more than three years. Oil prices have been climbing lately due to geopolitical tensions, which have increased worries of disruptions to supply, especially in the Middle East. New sanctions on Russia could further lift oil prices.
Geopolitical risk has been one of the major drivers for equity markets and commodities lately. In the latest development, the US, France, and the United Kingdom launched military strikes on Syria over the weekend. Since the strikes were surgical and the pullback was prompt, risk assets haven’t seen much impact from the strikes yet. However, another round of strikes or Russian retaliation could put the markets in risk-off mode.
While the stock of this gold mining giant has certainly had its ups and downs over the years, the future looks much brighter than the recent past.
Canada's main stock index was little changed on Friday as gains in mining and energy companies were offset by declines in financial stocks. * At 9:59 a.m. ET , the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite ...
Among the senior mining companies under review in this series (GDX), Newmont Mining (NEM) is currently trading at the highest EV-to-forward EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple, of 8.3x. The company’s slower production growth added to its woes in 2017. Its follow-through on its long-term vision of improving reserves, production, and unit costs by 20% each by 2021 could go a long way in further re-rating its multiple. Barrick Gold’s (ABX) higher financial leverage is still a concern for investors, and the recent issues at its Tanzanian mines have added to its woes.
Another crucial factor that closely plays on precious metals prices is the US interest rate—more specifically, the Federal Reserve’s decisions on moving the interest rate. During the Fed’s meeting in the third week of March, it took a hawkish stance, causing precious metals to rise instead of fall. The Fed mentioned that it would like to raise interest rates two rather than three more times in 2018.
On March 12, 2018, RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) downgraded Newmont Mining (NEM) to “underperform” from “sector perform,” and cut NEM’s stock price by $1 to $43. On January 16, 2018, Deutsche Bank (DB) downgraded Newmont from “buy” to “hold.” DB analyst Chris Terry believes that whereas the outlook for commodity prices seems bright, Newmont has a rich valuation and catalysts for the stock have already played out.
Geopolitical tensions and lingering concerns over a trade war might reduce investors' appetite for riskier assets and fuel demand for safe-haven gold.
In 1Q18, gold prices (GLD) rose by just 1%. While gold prices have repercussions on gold miners’ performance based on their leverage, most miners’ price movements in 1Q18 have been driven by company-specific factors such as the release of 2017 results, reserves, and 2018 guidance. Among senior gold miners, analysts are most bullish on Goldcorp (GG), assigning it 65% “buy” and 5% “sell” ratings.
Newmont Mining (NEM) stock rose 2.4% in 1Q18 while Goldcorp (GG) stock rose 4.5%. Newmont Mining reported an earnings beat in 4Q17. The company’s production and unit costs were in line with its guidance.
All amounts expressed in U.S. dollars. TORONTO, April 11, 2018-- Barrick Gold Corporation today announced preliminary first quarter production of 1.05 million ounces of gold, and 85 million pounds of copper, ...
Barrick Gold (ABX) has underperformed senior and intermediate peers (GDX) (GDXJ) as well as the broader benchmark index (GDX). Barrick has guided for production of 4.5 million–5.0 million ounces of gold in 2018, which implies a ~11% fall from the midpoint of its actual production in 2017. Barrick Gold raised its all-in sustaining cost guidance for 2018 to $765–$815 per ounce.
Gold prices rose ~1% in 1Q18 after rising ~13% in 2017. Gold prices are being affected by a number of factors, including rate hike expectations, trade war fears, the US dollar, and increasing volatility.
In this part of our series, we’ll look at the correlation between gold and four mining stocks: Coeur Mining (CDE), Barrick Gold (ABX), Kinross Gold (KGC), and Eldorado Gold (EGO). Mining stocks mostly move with gold prices but not always. Among these four miners, Kinross Gold has shown the highest correlation with gold, while Eldorado Gold has seen a negative correlation to gold on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.
Freeport and Barrick are both commodity-driven miners. The choice here really boils down to the commodity you want to own.