|Bid||8.09 x 0|
|Ask||8.18 x 0|
|Day's Range||7.72 - 8.44|
|52 Week Range||6.18 - 46.10|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Sep 16, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||0.74|
Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corp said on Thursday it recovered a 9.74 carat blue gem diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana, the latest in a series of high-value finds. Lucara's find comes just three days after London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd said it recovered an extremely rare 20.08 carat blue diamond from its flagship Cullinan mine in South Africa, the world's main source of blue diamonds. Blue diamonds comprise only about 0.02% of mined diamonds and are highly sought after for their color and rarity.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has today downgraded Petra Diamonds Limited's (Petra) corporate family rating (CFR) to B3 from B2 and its probability of default rating (PDR) to B3-PD from B2-PD. Moody's has also affirmed the B3 rating on the $650 million senior secured notes due in May 2022 issued by Petra Diamonds US$ Treasury Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petra.
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The miner bought Cullinan in 2008, aiming to breathe new life into the South African mine renowned for yielding the largest 3,106 carats rough gem diamond ever found in 1905. The mine is also the world's main source of rare blue diamonds. In March, Petra found a 425-carat diamond at the mine, and called it 'The Legacy'.
(Reuters) - Britain's main index lost ground on Monday as miners and oil majors fell, more than offsetting gains in bank stocks. The FTSE 100 was 0.2 percent lower, lagging its European and Asian counterparts, ...
(Reuters) - Miner Petra Diamonds Ltd on Monday reported a 6.9 percent fall in third-quarter production at 924,228 carats, reflecting lower output at its Finsch mine. The company said its net debt reduced ...
Analysts said appointing Richard Duffy, who has held finance posts in his 27 years in the mining industry, would benefit the company as it sought to cut debt. Petra's stock had fallen about 30 percent this year as the company sought to cut borrowing after heavy capital investment in infrastructure and opening up a new section of ore at its flagship Cullinan mine in South Africa. Diamond prices meanwhile have dropped below historical annual averages.
The owner of one of the world's most famous diamond mines could be about a decade away from clearing its multi-million-dollar debts, in a sign of the struggles facing an industry assailed by synthetic rivals and uncertain demand. Petra Diamonds bought Cullinan in 2008, aiming to breathe new life into the South African mine renowned for yielding the largest rough gem diamond ever found - 3,106 carats - and being the world's main source of rare blue diamonds. The London-listed miner, which acquired Cullinan from industry leader De Beers, borrowed heavily to revamp the facility and began mining a new section of ore last July.
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Petra Diamonds Limited and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
Petra's net debt jumped to $557.2 million (422.06 million pounds) in the six months to Dec. 31 from $538.9 million as at Sept. 30. Rough diamond prices fell to $96 per carat from $140 per carat in the previous year at the Cullinan mine, which in 1905 yielded the Cullinan diamond - the largest rough gem diamond ever found and now part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom. Petra posted an 8 percent jump in revenue to $207.1 million, about 10 percent below RBC forecasts of $230 million, hurt by lower pricing at Cullinan.
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LONDON/TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Barrick Gold's incoming chief executive said he wants to pull together Tanzania's mining industry to tackle a "desperate" tax dispute that has snared several companies, including the firm's Acacia Mining unit. President John Magufuli, nicknamed "The Bulldozer", swept to power in 2015 pledging to secure a bigger share of resource wealth and cut corruption. Acacia was later handed a $190 billion tax bill - about four times the country's gross domestic product - for underreporting output.