|Bid||53.87 x N/A|
|Ask||53.91 x N/A|
|Day's Range||53.00 - 53.94|
|52 Week Range||40.01 - 54.87|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.05|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.99|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.74 (1.40%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
A Relative Strength Rating upgrade for Newmont Mining shows improving technical performance. Will it continue?
TORONTO/LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Gold miners look set to extend a deal spree after notching transactions worth a record $30.5 billion this year, according to data, the biggest M&A binge since bullion prices peaked nearly a decade ago. Led by top producers Newmont Goldcorp Corp and Barrick Gold Corp, miners are bulking up to replace dwindling reserves and win back investors who in recent years shunned the sector because of disappointing returns. Gold topped $1,900 per ounce in 2011 and currently trades around $1,484, after hitting a six-year high in September.
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(Bloomberg) -- Cash is king and will be hard to top by a rival bidder, according to the head of Continental Gold Inc. which agreed to a C$1.37 billion ($1 billion) takeover offer from China’s largest listed producer of mined gold.Continental’s shares rose as much as 11% in Toronto on Monday after the offer from Fujian-based Zijin Mining Group Co. was announced. That’s in contrast to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd., whose shares plunged 17% on Nov. 25 after it made an all-stock $3.7 billion takeover bid for Detour Gold Corp.“Cash bids are very rare in the gold mining space and we delivered one,” Ari Sussman, chief executive officer of Toronto-based Continental, said in a phone interview on Monday. Only a handful of gold miners would be able to pull it off, he said.The deal is the latest in a flurry of consolidation in the mining industry. Barrick Gold Corp. took over Randgold Resources Ltd. and Newmont Mining Corp. acquired Goldcorp Inc. last year and smaller miners are hurrying to keep up and stay in the game.Speculation has long-brewed that Continental was a takeover target. Sussman said he started shopping the company after Newmont’s acquisition of Goldcorp in January, figuring that Newmont, which owns 18.4% of Continental, would have its hands full with Goldcorp and be looking to get rid of non-core assets.Zijin will pay C$5.50 a share for Continental and said Newmont was supportive, according to a statement. The deal will give Zinjin control of Continental’s Buritica gold project in Colombia, which is currently being developed. Continental share were trading at C$5.36 at 1:55 p.m. in Toronto, up almost 10%.“There were obviously multiple levels of interest” for Continental, Sussman said. In terms of possible rival bid, he thinks “Anything is possible but it’s tough to beat the bid number.”The takevover by a foreign company will need Canadian government approval and relations between the two countries have been tense of late with China holding two Canadians in prison and Canada holding the CFO of Huawei Technologies Co. on an extradition order from the U.S.Last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government blocked a proposed C$1.2 billion ($934 million) takeover of construction firm Aecon Group Inc. by a unit of China Communications Construction Co. citing security concerns associated with Chinese investment.It “would be very far-fetched” to have any pushback for this deal, Sussman said. “Maybe that question would have been more valid if our asset was in Canada,” he added. “This is more China coming to Colombia as governments are supportive of each other.”Steven Butler, an analyst at GMP Securities Ltd., said the value of the deal was less than hoped for but he doesn’t see a superior offer for Continental forthcoming “given the geopolitical risk associated with Colombia, the potential working capital-funding risk and the all-cash nature of the deal.” Sussman thinks it’s a good time to sell as risks build heading into production.“Look at the laundry list of companies which have gone into production in last five years and look at the challenges they faced,” he said. “We thought this would be the right time, for someone with deep pockets, to take over our excellent team.”To contact the reporter on this story: Aoyon Ashraf in Toronto at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brad Olesen at email@example.com, ;David Scanlan at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jacqueline ThorpeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Newmont Goldcorp Corp. said Monday it has set a $1 billion stock repurchase program, to be completed in the next 12 months. Based on Friday's stock closing price of $38.40, the program implies the buyback of up to 26 million shares, or about 3.2% of the shares outstanding. The stock rose 0.3% in morning trading. The gold miner also said Monday that it expects 2020 attributable gold production of 6.7 million ounces at an all-in sustaining cost of $975 per ounce, compared with the FactSet gold production consensus of 6.98 million ounces. Gold futures were down 0.6% at $1,463.60 an ounce in early trading. Longer term, Newmont expects attributable gold production of between 6.5 million to 7.0 million ounces through 2024. Newmont's stock has rallied 11.1% year to date, while the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF has run up 28.0% and the S&P 500 has climbed 25.3%.
(Bloomberg) -- Zijin Mining Group Co. agreed to buy Continental Gold Inc. in a deal worth C$1.37 billion ($1 billion), marking the second takeover in as many weeks of a Canadian gold miner.Zijin will pay C$5.50 a share in cash for Continental and said major shareholder Newmont Goldcorp Corp. was supportive, according to a statement on Monday. The offer reflects a 29% premium to the share price from the past 20 days.The company, China’s biggest listed producer of mined gold, has been making deals across the world in recent years as it looks to bolster its exposure to gold and copper. The acquisition would give Zijin control of the Buritica gold project in Colombia, which is currently being developed. Output at Zijin Mountain, China’s top gold mine which the producer is named for, is dropping because of depleting resources. The deal comes just a week after Canada’s Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. agreed to buy Detour Gold Corp. for $3.7 billion, furthering an M&A spree that’s swept the gold mining industry.There’s been constant speculation about gold mining acquisitions after huge deals rocked the industry in the last year: Newmont Mining Corp.’s acquisition of Goldcorp Inc. and Barrick Gold Corp.’s takeover of Randgold Resources Ltd. The two combinations created companies that dwarf the rest of the industry and mean that smaller miners feel the need to consolidate if they’re going to stay relevant to shareholders.To contact the reporter on this story: Thomas Biesheuvel in London at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lynn Thomasson at firstname.lastname@example.org, Liezel HillFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Newmont Goldcorp is selling a mine in Canada to Australian gold company Evolution Mining Ltd. for $375 million cash, and the deal's total could grow if more gold is found there. Denver-based Newmont (NYSE: NEM) announced the sale of its Red Lake, Ontario, mine complex saying the company could use the money, and the sale allows the mining giant to focus on other areas it owns. “This transaction both strengthens our balance sheet and provides ongoing exposure to new discoveries at Red Lake,” said Tom Palmer, Newmont president and CEO.
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Australia's Evolution Mining Ltd on Tuesday agreed to buy Canadian gold mining complex Red Lake from Newmont Goldcorp Corp for $375 million in cash. "Red Lake is an under-capitalised asset which, through a committed investment in development and exploration, is intended to become a cornerstone asset in the Evolution portfolio," said Jake Klein, Evolution's executive chairman. Newmont said in a statement that the sale was part of its efforts to streamline its asset base.
"Red Lake is an under-capitalized asset which, through a committed investment in development and exploration, is intended to become a cornerstone asset in the Evolution portfolio," said Jake Klein, Evolution's executive chairman. Newmont said in a statement that the sale was part of its efforts to streamline its asset base. The deal follows the top global gold miners Newmont and Barrick Gold Corp's decision to focus on their best performing mines, which had prompted expectations of mine sales around the world.
Newmont Goldcorp Successfully Reaches Agreement to Sell Red Lake -- $375 Million in Cash Plus Up To $100 Million in Contingent Payments
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(Bloomberg) -- Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd. is nearing a deal for Barrick Gold Corp.’s share of the Kalgoorlie Super Pit gold mine in Western Australia, according to people familiar with the matter.Perth-based Saracen prevailed over a number of other bidders with an offer that values the 50% stake in the mine at about $750 million, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential matters. Talks could still fall apart and there is no guarantee a deal will be reached, the people said.Spokespeople for Barrick and Saracen couldn’t be immediately reached for a comment.Buying Barrick’s share in the giant operation in Western Australia will give Saracen exposure to an asset that was the country’s third-largest producing gold operation last year, according to industry researcher Surbiton Associates Pty. The site includes a 3.5-kilometer (2-mile) long open pit, an underground mine and processing facilities.Barrick and its key rival Newmont Goldcorp Corp. are in the process of offloading unwanted mines after major acquisitions since 2018 that have reshaped the gold sector. Newmont, which holds the remaining 50% of the Kalgoorlie Super Pit, previously targeted $1.5 billion from asset sales, though has more recently cautioned that it is under no pressure to sell.An earlier attempt by Barrick to sell its Kalgoorlie stake ended in 2017 when Shandong Tyan Home Co. said tighter controls in China on outbound investment meant it could no longer proceed with a proposed $1.3 billion deal.Since then, the Kalgoorlie asset has experienced operational challenges, including rock falls in the open pit in 2018 that have crimped production. Output declined by a third in the nine months to Sept. 30 as costs rose 40%, Newmont said in a Nov. 5 filing.The site is regarded as holding potential for further development of an underground mine and there are plans to continue gold processing into the 2030s. Barrick fielded inquiries from parties across Australia and Asia, Chief Executive Officer Mark Bristow said in September.Barrick Gold hired Credit Suisse Group AG in 2016 to advise it on Kalgoorlie.(Updates with Barrick’s adviser in last paragraph.)\--With assistance from Scott Deveau and Vinicy Chan.To contact the reporters on this story: David Stringer in Melbourne at email@example.com;Harry Brumpton in Sydney at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Fion Li at email@example.com, Linus Chua, Shamim AdamFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
At first glance, the case for gold stocks to buy appears incredibly challenged right now. One of the biggest impediments to a rising equities market has been the U.S.-China trade war. Recently, though, both sides appear willing to negotiate. Even President Donald Trump, no stranger to angry rhetoric, appeared optimistic for a substantive trade deal.Wall Street has given Trump the benefit of the doubt, significantly hurting the case for gold stocks to buy. Both the venerable Dow Jones Industrial Average, along with the benchmark S&P 500 have charged to all-time highs. In sharp contrast, gold prices, which have looked so strong this year due to rising fear and uncertainty, have slid downward this month.But before you get too complacent, Yahoo Finance contributor Rick Newman brought up an excellent question: Why is the Street giving any credibility to Trump? As Newman bluntly put it, "There is, in fact, no trade deal with China." Further, he provides his readers with a warning from the not-so-distant past:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"Last December, after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said, 'It's an incredible deal. It goes down, certainly, if it happens, it goes down as one of the largest deals ever made.' If you're wondering what deal that was, well, yes -- there was no deal."Thus, I don't think the thesis for gold stocks to buy is dead. And even if a trade deal materializes, I recently presented my argument for why big banks are in trouble. Namely, the economy is nowhere near as healthy as advertised. * 10 Cheap Stocks to Buy Under $10 This pressured environment dramatically raises the profile for gold miners. Additionally, don't ignore the potential for silver stocks to buy. Newmont Goldcorp (NEM)Source: Piotr Swat/Shutterstock Under any economic condition, I believe some exposure to gold and precious metals is prudent. Going 100% into any asset class is simply asking for trouble. That said, I understand the inconveniences involved with buying physical bullion. Thus, if you're not into gold-based exchange-traded funds like SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD), then Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE:NEM) and NEM stock could be right for you.With a market capitalization of $30.3 billion, NEM stock is at time of writing the biggest name among publicly traded gold stocks. And while such stability typically means that Newmont won't rise as dramatically during a gold rush, you're likely not to lose your shirt with this investment. No matter what, both gold and silver stocks are known for volatility; thus, having a safety net makes sense.Thanks to its January 2019 acquisition of Goldcorp, NEM stock offers fundamental robustness. With stronger margins and higher growth trajectories, NEM is well positioned to advantage the fear trade. That might very well come if this trade war negotiation turns out to be another head-fake. Sibanye Gold (SBGL)Source: Shutterstock One of the biggest gold stocks to buy, Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL), is notable today for moving against the grain. While the spot price for the underlying yellow metal has steadily declined since the beginning of September, SBGL stock has veritably skyrocketed. Is there something in the water in South Africa where Sibanye is headquartered?We all know that Africa has very valuable natural and precious resources. Among those resources isn't just gold, but also platinum and palladium. The latter metal has enjoyed a robust performance in the markets. Currently, palladium is worth more than gold, even with a sharp drop in price. Since Sibanye is the second-largest producer of the precious metal, SBGL stock has enjoyed outsized gains. * 7 Under-the-Radar Retail Stocks to Buy Now Not only that, management has been very active in the mergers and acquisitions scene. Consolidating more companies under its umbrella, SBGL stock has a very robust growth pathway over the long run. Franco-Nevada (FNV)Source: Shutterstock Among the best performing gold stocks to buy, what most impresses me about Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) is its resiliency. Several mining companies, especially the ultra-speculative silver stocks, fell sharply following the 2011 precious metals rally and subsequent collapse. While FNV stock certainly felt the heat, it didn't fold like many of its peers.A major reason why this is involves fiscal stability. Prior to the 2011 run up, many sector players got gold fever, believing prices would rise indefinitely. Unfortunately, these organizations were not prepared for the coming bearish phase, taking risks they normally wouldn't have.However, Franco-Nevada has kept its financials relatively clean. For instance, its balance sheet has very manageable debt levels compared to its cash holdings. In other words, management hasn't stretched itself, which is a positive attribute in this environment. You just never know what's going to happen next. Thus, FNV stock gives you a balanced approach between upside potential and stability. Sandstorm Gold (SAND)Source: Shutterstock A lesser-known entity among gold stocks to buy, Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) could eventually turn out to be a front runner. Although the low SAND stock price makes it riskier compared to its larger brethren, what investors will appreciate is the underlying company's business model.Featuring a portfolio of royalty assets, Sandstorm doesn't actually operate mining projects. Instead, it invests in companies that have a need for capital. In return, Sandstorm receives a share of the spoils. For those who are concerned about the volatility in metal prices, SAND stock may offer an ideal platform. Thanks to the royalty model, it's much easier to predict cash flows for the company. * These 7 Stocks to Buy Were Big Winners This Earnings Season That said, don't jump aboard SAND stock assuming that it has no risks. Primarily, Sandstorm has a substantial stake in the Hod Maden mine in Turkey. If this pans out, SAND is due for a massive upswing. But it's also important to consider that Turkey isn't exactly a geopolitically stable area. First Majestic Silver (AG)Source: Shutterstock While gold stocks get most of the coverage in the precious metals sector, investors shouldn't ignore silver stocks. Generally speaking, the cheaper of the pair share a strong correlation with each other: As one moves higher, so too does the other. With that in mind, those interested in mining companies should consider First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) and AG stock.One of the attributes about First Majestic that I found appealing is its geographic positioning. The company has 100% ownership of six mines in Mexico. Aside from being a neighboring country, Mexico has free trade agreements with multiple developed economies. More importantly for potential buyers of AG stock, Mexico features relative political and financial stability.And because the U.S. and Mexico are such close partners, the latter is truly disincentivized from acting irrationally.That said, AG stock isn't without risks. Typical of smaller silver stocks, First Majestic historically has suffered middling profitability margins, though these metrics have recently improved. Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM)Source: Shutterstock Like gold stocks, silver mining investments are wild, even more so than those companies producing the yellow metal. Because silver has both industrial and monetary components, as well as a thinner market, the supply-demand picture is unpredictable. However, Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) takes much of the guesswork out with its streaming business model.Like Sandstorm Gold, Wheaton Precious Metals doesn't own mining projects. Instead, it provides necessary capital for miners. Therefore, an investment in WPM stock provides broader coverage to the silver mining industry than would be possible through a traditional business model. And because of the pre-negotiated contracts, it's much easier to predict Wheaton's financial trajectory. * 7 Earnings Losers That Were Hit Hard This Season Interestingly, WPM stock has held up reasonably well following the precious metals' fallout earlier this decade. Now, it appears the tide is shifting favorably for both gold and silver stocks to buy. Don't be surprised if WPM enjoys outsized performance. Pan American Silver (PAAS)Source: Shutterstock Relative to gold stocks, the silver miners have a reputation for being high-risk, high-reward investments. However, those that value hard results with the possibility of outstanding gains should consider Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS). While silver prices have slipped badly in November, PAAS stock is up over 4% since the beginning of the month.Why? The Street took a very positive view on the company's third-quarter earnings results. Revenue came in at over $352 million, representing a year-over-year lift of nearly 88%. Moreover, Pan American delivered net income of $37.7 million, which translates to earnings per share of 18 cents. In the year-ago quarter, EPS was a loss of 6 cents.Following the results, PAAS stock benefitted from a robust session the next day.I wouldn't be surprised if we saw further gains down the road. PAAS stock was a survivor of the dark days of silver and gold stocks early this decade. With a much more favorable pathway ahead, the underlying company has the potential to pull off big surprises.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long all the precious metals mentioned above. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Great High-Yield Stocks With Payouts Over 5% * 10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for the End of the Year * 5 Retail Stocks Getting Nothing but Coal This Holiday Season The post 7 Silver and Gold Stocks to Buy That Offer Contrarian Upside appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Plenty of companies have produced double-digit sales increases and wider margins during an otherwise dismal earnings season.
Gold prices have fallen to their lowest level in three months, hurt by rising global interest rates and the recent strength in the U.S. dollar. Gold was down $9.45, to $1,459 an ounce Friday, leaving it almost $100, or 6%, below its high in early September of $1,552. The drop in gold prices has hit gold mining shares with the exchange-traded fund (GDX) down 15 cents to $26.34 Friday.