|Bid||0.00 x 900|
|Ask||0.00 x 900|
|Day's Range||124.65 - 127.60|
|52 Week Range||70.16 - 138.78|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||89.14|
|Earnings Date||Oct 29, 2019 - Nov 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.06 (0.85%)|
|1y Target Est||119.92|
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It's been a nice run for Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) stock of late. Kinross Gold stock has gained 60% in a little over four months. And, it touched a three-year high earlier this month.Source: Shutterstock It's certainly possible the run could continue. Gold prices, too, have hit multi-year highs. Those higher prices can help near-term profits -- and the rally in yellow metal could continue amid worldwide recession fears.Kinross has several projects in development, which will boost production and revenue going forward. And valuation is reasonable, at roughly 7x 2019 earnings before interest, taxes, debt and amortization and 17x 2020 earnings per share estimates.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThat said, there are risks. And one of the biggest is that we've been here before. The Case for Kinross Gold StockThe core reason why KGC stock has rallied of late is that higher gold prices have boosted the entire sector. In fact, other gold stocks have moved even higher. Eldorado Gold (NYSE:EGO) has been the biggest winner, more than tripling from late May to early September.But gold prices aside, there is a decent case for KGC stock. First-half results keep the company right on pace to meet 2019 guidance. Production should increase going forward, thanks to development efforts in Alaska, Russia and Nevada. * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September And the higher gold prices could lead a restart of operations in Chile. Kinross idled its mine in La Coipa in 2013, and is undertaking feasibility studies at its Lobo-Marte operation. With gold above $1,450 an ounce, both properties are almost certain to be profitable: The company estimated a 20% internal rate of return from La Coipa earlier this year.Those developments, along with ongoing operational improvements, should help Kinross lower its all-in sustaining costs. According to a recent investor presentation, Kinross' all-in sustaining costs are solid. But at nearly $1,000 an ounce, it's hardly spectacular on a peer basis.That figure can, and should, come down. And the increased gap between realized prices and all-in costs suggests higher profitability going forward -- and potentially an increased KGC stock price. The Gold Price RiskThat said, Kinross Gold stock has faded of late, dropping 9% in the last four sessions. The culprit is the same gold price that helped spark the recent rally.With gold just off a six-year high, the most obvious risk to KGC stock is that gold prices recede. The rally seems to have been driven by fears about rising geopolitical and economic risks.But the rally also has come in the face of two trends that are generally negative for gold: low inflation and a strong dollar. While the correlation of gold to inflation isn't as tight as conventional wisdom might suggest, that conventional wisdom alone often boosts prices.And so there's a risk that the big move in gold -- which has gained 16% in just four months -- could reverse. Should that happen, Kinross Gold stock is almost certain to fall. The Miner RiskBut there's another worry. This year, gold stocks like KGC stock have outperformed the big move in gold -- which is how miners should trade in theory.After all, miners are leveraged bets on gold prices. The roughly $200 move in gold over the past four months is a 16% increase. But it nearly doubles Kinross Gold's potential profitability.That leaves two obvious near-term risks. The first is that the converse is true: If gold does fall, KGC stock should fall even further, at least in theory.The second is that miners like Kinross Gold historically have done a terrible job of realizing that theoretical upside. Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) has been one of the worst offenders, as I wrote last year. But it's far from the only one.Even KGC stock has badly underperformed gold over the past decade. Gold prices, as measured the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD), have risen 31%. Kinross Gold stock has declined 74%. That's worse than other miners, who haven't done well either. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) is down 41%, and the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDXJ) 63%.Perhaps this time is different. Investors certainly believe so, as KGC has significantly outperformed gold over the past year. The big rally of late has allowed the stock to do so on a three- and five-year basis as well.But we've been here before. When gold spikes, gold mining stocks tend to rise sharply. The history of the sector over the past decade, however, is that miners eventually give back those gains, and then some. Kinross Gold stock, which hit a 14-year low in 2016, hasn't been immune. Is KGC Stock the Best Play?Finally, there's the question of whether Kinross Gold stock necessarily is the best play. Again, the case is intriguing, thanks to ongoing efficiency improvements and development opportunities.But for investors willing to bet on gold prices and gold miners, there are strong cases elsewhere, too. The merger of Randgold Resources and Barrick created a behemoth with massive scale, a better CEO, and industry-leading cash costs. Gold bulls also can look to juniors, who might be acquisition targets as industry optimism grows.Seabridge Gold (NYSE:SA), for instance, has limited geopolitical risk (its mines all are in North America) and a $869 million market cap that would be an easy, but still material, acquisition for gold majors. Streaming plays like Sandstorm Gold (NYSE:SAND) and Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) offer leverage to gold prices without execution risk.And, of course, investors can just buy gold, whether physically or through the GLD ETF. Given the industry's history -- which too often has shown a focus on rewarding executives, not shareholders -- investors looking for safety are better off going the direct route.Again, this time may be different for Kinross Gold. If gold prices hold up, and if Kinross executes, there's plenty of potential upside ahead for KGC stock. The problem, as history shows, is that those are both big "ifs."As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks to Sell in Market-Cursed September * 7 of the Worst IPO Stocks in 2019 * 7 Best Stocks That Crushed It This Earnings Season The post Be Careful With Kinross Gold Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Precious metals stocks have been on fire over the last few months, and you don't have to dig deep to know why. Essentially, investments like gold and silver represent safe-haven assets during times of uncertainty or turmoil. With the raging U.S.-China trade war, along with multiple geopolitical flashpoints, there's plenty of both descriptors to go around.Primarily, one of the biggest catalysts for precious metals stocks to buy is the inversion of the yield curve. Specifically, the yield for the longer-maturing 10-year Treasuries dipped below the yield of the shorter-maturing 2-year Treasuries. Therefore, what we have is a nonsensical economic condition: a riskier (based on time exposure) asset offers less reward than a more stable or predictable one.That kind of circumstance invites investor fears, which is bullish for precious metals stocks to buy. However, what could really send this commodities sub-segment to the moon is the Federal Reserve's response.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNaturally, the central bankers don't want this circumstance to continue; otherwise, no one in their right minds would buy 10-year Treasuries. First on the Fed's agenda is to flatten the yield curve. And at this point, that can only be accomplished by cutting benchmark interest rates further. Theoretically, this should drive down the 2-year Treasures' yield below the 10-year bonds. * 10 Companies Using AI to Grow But will this work? I'm not a central banker so I'm not an expert on this topic. But what I do know is that such actions are inflationary. And based on the present fiscal and economic circumstances, this is the only lever the Fed can pull.In layman's terms, gold and similar commodities will moon. Thus, here are eight precious metal stocks to consider. Barrick Gold (GOLD)Source: Shutterstock Precious metal stocks such as Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) have certain risks that the underlying physical bullion markets do not; namely, the human element. Therefore, it pays when loading up on commodities-based stocks to buy to consider a heavier allocation toward established, stable names. With a long history and a market capitalization nearing $34 billion, GOLD stock certainly qualifies.Aside from its sheer size, what I like about Barrick is its quality of international exposure. Although geopolitical risks in their African projects exist, for the most part, the mining company is exposed to stable administrations. We're talking names like Canada, Chile, Australia, and the U.S.Plus, GOLD stock is bringing home the goods for stakeholders. On a year-to-date basis, shares have jumped over 46%. And since the beginning of June, they're up 51%.Ordinarily, I'd avoid such technically hot assets. However, GOLD stock is likely riding on unprecedented series of fundamental tailwinds. Newmont Goldcorp (NEM)Source: Piotr Swat/Shutterstock Many investors understandably avoid precious metals stocks because of the reputation of speculative mining projects. But like any sector, it's the quality of the individual company that matters. And with Newmont Goldcorp (NYSE:NEM), you have the provenance of nearly a century of experience. Thus, even if we see the return of a bear market in the metals, NEM stock will probably stick around.But I'm almost certain that such pessimism is far out into the future. For the near-to-intermediate term, Newmont Goldcorp should attract significant investor dollars. On a YTD basis, NEM stock has gained over 16%. That may not sound like much until you consider that since the beginning of May, shares have jumped nearly 35%. * The 8 Worst Stocks to Buy Before the Trade Turmoil Cools Off Moving forward, I see strong gains ahead despite the already impressive performance. The majority of Newmont Goldcorp's projects are located in the stable regions of North America and Australia. Four projects are in South America, while only two are levered to Africa. Therefore, even if geopolitics rears its ugly head, NEM stock should find significant insulation. Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM)Another top name to add to your list of precious metals stocks to buy is Agnico Eagles Mines (NYSE:AEM). While some of the top-tier miners have some exposure to geopolitical risks, AEM stock is arguably almost completely insulated. I say this because Agnico Eagles has mining projects only in Canada, Finland, and Mexico. None of these countries strike me as dangerously unstable.But what really stands out about AEM stock is that the underlying company does not engage in forward gold sales. Forward sales are commonly used in sectors like commodities to help businesses predictably flatten the target assets' volatility. However, with Agnico Eagle, the eschewing of forward gold sales is a long-standing policy. Thus, buying AEM stock gives you full exposure to the gold spot price.In prior years, that was a raw deal. But at this juncture, this is exactly what you want. Already, the gold price has shot up over $1,550. Just a couple months ago, it was under $1,300. And with nothing indicating a headwind to this run, AEM stock gives you cheap exposure to the yellow metal. Royal Gold (RGLD)Although it's an incredibly hot name right now, Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) is an interesting play. And in my opinion, RGLD stock still has significant upside remaining.Most precious metals stocks to buy in the mining sector are risky because of the unknown. This is especially true for companies specializing in gold exploration: sometimes you hit pay dirt, and sometimes you don't. Because of the unpredictability involved, these investments can be incredibly volatile. But with RGLD stock, the underlying company mitigates the wildness through its streaming business model.Instead of actively mining for metals, Royal Gold instead has streaming and royalty agreements with miners. Typically, a company like Royal Gold will pay an upfront fee in exchange for future deliveries of a particular asset. * 7 Tech Industry Dividend Stocks for Growth and Income Because of this inherent risk mitigation, RGLD stock has outperformed many other physical mining-centric organizations. For instance, on a YTD basis, RGLD shares have skyrocketed nearly 61%. With bullion markets likely headed higher, Royal Gold might still be a bargain. Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM)If you're looking to precious metals stocks for protection in the markets, it's natural to only focus on gold. However, as my sit-down with commodities expert David Morgan illustrates, silver has tremendous potential right now. As proof, since my interview with the godfather of silver investing, the target metal has shot up over 18%.Of course, the silver spot price is more volatile than gold. But if you want exposure to this exciting metal but with some risk mitigation, consider Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM). Formerly known as Silver Wheaton, WPM stock is no longer just a pure-play silver equity. However, the company still enjoys one of the biggest silver streaming businesses in the world.As I mentioned above for Royal Gold, WPM stock is intriguing for this streaming model. Unlike every other mining outfit, Wheaton doesn't have the associated onerous overhead costs. Management knows what their outlays are because they are negotiated ahead of time. That's a huge plus for WPM stock because pure miners operate under a cloud of uncertainty. First Majestic Silver (AG)Source: Shutterstock In my view, silver is the cryptocurrency of precious metals stocks to buy. Although it has the same monetary fundamentals as gold - silver was at one point "real money" - it also seems to have a mind of its own. Nevertheless, for me, the outsized potential for silver is enough to accept the risks. If you have a similar mindset, you should take a look at First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) and AG stock.For starters, First Majestic Silver lives up to the hype of precious metals stocks levered to the white metal. Since January's opening price, AG stock has soared over 91%. And since the beginning of August, First Majestic shares have popped up over 14%.As I've mentioned with the other sector players, I don't like to engage such strong momentum. But I keep going back to the Federal Reserve's inability to do anything but cut interest rates. That's inflationary for gold and should be exponentially so for silver. * 7 Stocks to Buy Down 10% in the Past Week Finally, on a fundamental note, First Majestic primarily focuses on Mexico's mining market. Close to home and a vital U.S. trading partner, I don't foresee major problems there. Therefore, AG stock also provides some measure of geopolitical insulation. Sibanye Gold (SBGL)Source: Money Metals via FlickrSibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) has significant operations in South Africa, which is both a blessing and a curse. Obviously, South Africa is exceptionally endowed with natural resources, including multiple robust gold mines. That naturally bodes well for SBGL stock. But on the flipside, the country's class and race dynamics have caused substantial conflicts, including mining-related labor strikes.Recently, such strikes over job losses and pay cuts have negatively impacted Sibanye Gold. As a result, SBGL stock hasn't seen the explosive returns that other precious metals stocks have witnessed over the past few weeks. Nevertheless, Sibanye has serious potential, as judged by its explosive YTD return of over 110%.Now, you might say that among this sector's stocks to buy, superior options exist. However, very few companies have the kind of robust exposure to the other precious metals, platinum and palladium. In particular, palladium is an incredibly rare commodity and Sibanye is the world's second-largest producer of it. Thus, I like my chances with SBGL stock. Norilsk Nickel PJSC (NILSY)Source: Shutterstock I'm going to be completely blunt: Norilsk Nickel PJSC (OTCMKTS:NILSY) is a ridiculously speculative name among precious metals stocks. Therefore, I wouldn't buy NILSY stock unless you fully understand that you're taking a gamble. Even then, I wouldn't allocate all of my "stupid" money on Norilsk.With these caveats out of the way, I'm still very intrigued with the potential upside opportunity in NILSY stock. Russia has the largest stockpile of palladium in the world. As such, Norilsk Nickel is the world's top producer of this rare commodity.Why am I so big on palladium? First, it's incredibly rare. Up until recently, one troy ounce of palladium was worth more than the equivalent size of gold. And while the yellow metal is on a run due to global economic fears, palladium still has a chance to regain its crown.That brings me to my second point: palladium has multiple uses and should be a relevant commodity in the 21st century. The metal is both resilient to atmospheric influences and is extremely ductile. These properties lend themselves to high-tech usage, which is why I'm even considering NILSY stock.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto is long the physical precious metals mentioned in this story. 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