|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||13.30 x 1000|
|Day's Range||12.92 - 13.31|
|52 Week Range||11.52 - 1,323.32|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.90|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.28 (2.17%)|
|1y Target Est||14.45|
TORONTO—Barrick Gold Corp. said it is sizing up Newmont Mining Corp. for a possible deal that would unite the world’s two biggest gold producers and cap a flurry of big acquisitions in their industry. Barrick, with a market value of almost $23 billion, said on Friday it is considering an all-stock, no-premium transaction to merge with Newmont, which is valued at about $19 billion. The Toronto-based company hasn’t yet initiated discussions with Newmont, two people familiar with the matter said.
Shares of Newmont rose 3 percent to settle at $36.48 in New York, valuing the company at more than $19 billion. Barrick slipped 2.4 percent in Toronto, while Goldcorp Inc., which Newmont agreed to acquire in January, fell 4 percent. Barrick has reviewed the opportunity to merge with Newmont in an “all-share nil premium transaction,” but no decision has been taken, the company said in a statement Friday.
MELBOURNE/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Canada's Barrick Gold Corp said on Friday it considered making an all-stock bid for U.S. rival Newmont Mining Corp, a deal that would create a monolith in the global gold sector and likely push smaller peers to start buying each other. Barrick, already the world's largest gold miner, said its contemplated proposal did not offer any premium to Newmont's shareholders and that no decision had been taken so far. Newmont's shares closed Friday up 3 percent at $36.48 in New York trading.
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Gold M&A buzz continues, with Barrick Gold confirming it's mulling a takeover bid for Newmont Mining.
Gold has rallied 12% since last August, but it’s still a buy. Gold is a play on possible dollar weakness, too. Gold analysts at Goldman Sachs think the metal will rally 4% to $1375 an ounce by this summer, and around 8% to hit $1425 an ounce a year from now.
The merger reports followed a stronger-than-expected fourth quarter earnings report for Newmont late Thursday, which saw the miner post a near 8% increasing in gold production over the three months ending in December that helped it earn $214 million, or 40 cents a share, topping the FactSet consensus 25 cents a share. "We're going through a very detailed process between (Newmont President Tom Palmer) and I with a number of meetings with the Goldcorp team and with our own team as we go through that process," CEO Gary Goldberg told investors on a conference call late Thursday before reports of the Barrick interest surfaced.
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2019 -- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) today confirmed that the Company has reviewed the opportunity to merge with Newmont Mining Corporation.
U.S. stock futures rose on Friday, Feb. 22, and global stocks traded higher as investors continued to monitor the U.S.-China trade talks while navigating weaker-than-expected data in some of the world's biggest economies. Contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 128 points, futures for the S&P 500 gained 12 points, and Nasdaq futures were up 39.75 points. China's vice premier, Liu He, is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump in the Oval Office later Friday as this week's round of trade talks winds down in Washington.
It hasn’t even been two months since Barrick Gold Corp. and Randgold Resources Ltd. announced that their merger was “consummated,” and already Executive Chairman John Thornton appears to be checking out an old flame. Barrick has in recent months been studying a takeover bid for Newmont Mining Corp., possibly in combination with Newcrest Mining Ltd., people familiar with the matter told Ed Hammond, Danielle Bochove, Aaron Kirchfeld and Ruth David of Bloomberg News Friday. Newmont announced its own tie-up with Goldcorp Inc. last month, which you’d have expected to change the calculus somewhat.
The yellow metal has been on fire, with gold hitting multi-month highs and threatening to run to new 52-week highs should its recent momentum continue. As such, gold stocks have been on the move as well, pushing higher as its underlying product gains in value. * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now To no surprise then, the SPDR Gold ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) continues to climb as well, a trade we outlined the other day as part of our daily Top Stock Trades note. Should it hold up over support, the GLD can certainly press higher and threaten to make a much larger breakout. Let's look at three of the best gold stocks that could climb as a result.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Gold Mining ETFs Click to EnlargeThe most direct way to play gold is through physical bullion. Meaning that investors can head to their local coin and metals dealer or an online site that sells gold coins, bars and bullion. That's the most obvious and direct way of investing in the metal, but there are added costs to account for. Storing the metal, shipping it and paying a premium are all considerations before making a decision.Then there's the futures market, which is a direct way to purchase the metal. However, short of playing these contracts as a trade, they will eventually expire. It will force the investor to continually "roll" their investment into another futures contract or exercise the contract and take delivery of physical gold.So that leaves gold stocks ETFs as one alternative. Investors can consider the GLD ETF, which we highlighted above as one option. Of the gold ETFs, it's certainly the most popular. While there are drawbacks to owning gold ETFs vs. physical bullion (just as there are drawbacks to owning the latter instead of the former), gold ETFs are certainly the easiest to buy and sell. It's just like buying and selling a stock and it makes for a simple way to diversify.Another option? Owning gold miner ETFs. The largest and most well-known are the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) and the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ). Gold miners perform much like gold, but generally have larger moves in the both directions. So if you believe gold is set to rally, it's quite likely that the GDX and GDXJ will outperform. If you believe gold is set to fall, these two will likely like underperform the underlying metal. Barrick Gold (GOLD) Click to EnlargeGetting into company-specific gold stocks, one consideration is certainly Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD). The miner commands a market cap of $24.1 billion after it merged with Randgold at the beginning of the year. Aside from the synergies created by the deal and the benefits of larger scale, GOLD has one big benefit investors miss when investing directly in gold or the GLD: yield.One big complaint about investing in gold is that it's a hard asset. It does not generate income, report profits or have a business that becomes more valuable over time. Instead, it simply relies on investor demand and inflation to boost its value. With Barrick though, investors can collect a 2% dividend yield from their investment. That's no 7% like you get from AT&T (NYSE:T), but it is a nice chunk of income. * 7 Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Analysts predict that revenue will rise 16% this year, fueling a 29% increase in earnings to 45 cents per share. I don't like to put much (if any) credence into outlooks two years out because commodity prices can fluctuate so much in that span, but analysts are calling for a further 9% bump in earnings despite relatively flat revenue growth in fiscal 2020. Kirkland Lake Gold (KL) Click to EnlargeA much smaller name worth considering is Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL). Standing with a market cap of "just" $7 billion, KL is less one-third the size of GOLD. However, that doesn't mean we should ignore this business.On Thursday, shares are bursting higher, climbing over 7% and hitting new 52-week highs after management raised its 2019 production outlook. More production amid rising gold prices means more revenue and more profit. Assuming that's the case, the estimates for fiscal 2019 will likely need to come up.KL still needs to report its fourth-quarter earnings results for fiscal 2018. Full-year 2018 estimates call for earnings of $1.23 per share on sales of $880.5 million. In Q3, management said it expects a strong finish to the year. If it can top those estimates and provide strong guidance, the stock could have more upside. Specifically, estimates call for earnings of $1.59 in fiscal 2019 on revenue of $1 billion, representing growth of 29% and 13.6%, respectively.With more than $250 million in cash and no debt, Kirkland is attractive in regards to the balance sheet but it pays a paltry dividend yield of just 0.35%. One other note: KL stock has been ripping, so waiting for a pullback may be wise for investors. Another note? KL will report earnings on February 22nd.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long T. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Smart Money Stocks to Buy Now * The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now * 7 Restaurant Stocks to Watch in 2019 Compare Brokers The post 3 Gold Stocks Percolating Right Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Newmont Mining's Q4 Results Beat Estimates, Stock RisesNewmont Mining’s fourth-quarter resultsNewmont Mining (NEM) reported its fourth-quarter earnings results before the market opened on February 21. The company reported EPS of $0.40, which
Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD)(ABX.TO) is reviewing a range of new exploration opportunities and re-evaluating its existing operations and projects in Chile, the Company’s new president and chief executive officer Mark Bristow said here today. Speaking after a meeting with Minister of Mining Baldo Prokurica, Bristow said Barrick’s Chilean assets were an important part of its global portfolio and noted that the Company has recently approved an investment to increase productivity at its jointly owned Zaldívar copper mine. Over the past 10 years, Barrick has spent some $8 billion in Chile on exploration, development, royalties and taxes, wages, and payments to local suppliers.
GOLD Proposes Framework for Resolution of Dispute in TanzaniaBarrick Gold’s proposed frameworkToday, Barrick Gold (GOLD) outlined a proposed framework for the resolution of the outstanding dispute between subsidiary Acacia Mining and the
The Toronto-based miner’s long-term license to operate its mine in Papua New Guinea is due for renewal this year. The largest gold miner may already be trying to get ahead of that tide in PNG. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow met last week with government officials about extending its license for the Porgera mine, Barrick’s joint venture with Zijin Mining Group Co.
What’s in the Cards for Newmont Mining’s Q4 Results?Newmont Mining’s earnings Newmont Mining (NEM) is scheduled to release its Q4 2018 earnings on February 21 before the market opens. The company will hold a conference call the same day at
Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD)(ABX.TO) (“Barrick” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company, in its capacity as a facilitator, and the Government of Tanzania have arrived at a proposal that sets forth the commercial terms to resolve outstanding disputes concerning Acacia Mining plc’s operations in Tanzania. The Company will present this proposal to the Independent Directors of Acacia in the near future for their consideration.
On his first visit to Papua New Guinea as the new President and CEO of Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD)(ABX.TO), Mark Bristow said the global mining group is committed to strengthening the Company’s partnership with the government and local communities, which has enabled the Porgera gold mine to deliver substantial benefits to PNG for almost 30 years. During his four-day visit, Bristow met with Deputy Prime Minister Charles Abel and representatives of the Porgera Landowners Association, including Chairman Mark Ekepa and member Dixon Pundi. Bristow also hosted a dinner for Enga Provincial Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Rimbink Pato, Member of Parliament for Lagaip-Porgera, Tomait Kapili, and Member of Parliament for Wabag, Dr. Lino Tom.
Gold prices have risen 10% since the end of September 2018, while gold miners have climbed nearly twice that.
U.S. gold futures settled down 0.1 percent at $1,313.9. "A lot of people think that gives the Fed more ammunition to not raise rates which is bullish for gold," said Michael Matousek, head trader at U.S. Global Investors. Gold prices have risen more than 12 percent since touching more than 1-1/2-year lows in mid-August, mostly on expectations of a pause in interest rate hikes.
Barrick Gold Corp. (GOLD) fell 4.11% to $12.82 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday after the release of disappointing results for the final quarter of 2018 that ended Dec. 31. Before the opening bell the Canadian gold producer reported a 73% year-over-year decrease in non-GAAP earnings to 6 cents per share, a nearly 15% year-over-year decline in revenues to $1.9 billion and a 5.9% decrease in gold production to 1.262 million ounces. Warning! GuruFocus has detected 6 Warning Signs with GOLD.
Barrick's (GOLD) 2018 earnings hurt by impairment charges, lower throughput at Acacia along with lower tonnage processed at Lagunas Norte.