|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 3200|
|Day's Range||42.84 - 43.22|
|52 Week Range||37.35 - 51.86|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||41.04|
|Earnings Date||Feb 8, 2017 - Feb 13, 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.44 (0.98%)|
|1y Target Est||52.51|
Hedge funds increased their net positions in the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) during the first quarter. Gold miners haven’t kept the pace with broader equities and gold prices. In Can Gold Stocks Catch Up to Broader Equities and Gold Prices? we’ve highlighted what could help these miners catch up.
US ten-year Treasury note yields (IEF) hit a high mark of approximately 3.1% today—a record since July 2011. Yesterday was also an up-day for US yields. The two-year Treasury note yield (SHY)(GOVT) hit a new multiyear high of approximately 2.6%—its highest level since August 11, 2008.
Markets were full of geopolitical tensions in April, boosting precious metals and miners’ stock prices. However, the US dollar later strengthened and the market unrest subsided, impacting precious metals and mining stocks.
When analyzing precious metals and precious metal mining companies, it’s essential to analyze the relationship between precious metals. There have been considerable ups and downs in precious metals since the beginning of 2018. Year-to-date, gold has risen 1.1%, and silver has fallen 2.2%.
Its strong execution and operational performance have made it one of the best-managed gold companies, which also contributes to the significant premium to its peers. Eldorado Gold’s (EGO) and New Gold’s (NGD) forward multiples had been at significant premiums to their peers. Although Eldorado Gold has had several ongoing issues at its mines in Greece and Turkey, New Gold stock was pressured by delays and cost escalations at its Rainy River project.
Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (“Metalla” or the “Company”) (MTA.V) (MTAFF) (X9CP.F) is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 2% net smelter return royalty on the Akasaba West Property (the “Royalty”) from Alexandria Minerals Corporation (the “Seller”) pursuant to a royalty purchase and sale agreement dated May 11, 2018 (the “Agreement”). Pursuant to the Agreement, Metalla and the Seller have entered into an assignment and assumption agreement pursuant to which the Royalty has been transferred from the Seller to Metalla. The Akasaba West Property is a gold-copper deposit located in the Bourlamaque and Louvicourt Townships, Val d’Or, Quebec.
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Following the adage "sell in May and go away" is rarely profitable, particularly for defensive stocks like Lassonde Industries Inc. (TSX.LAS.A).
The four precious metals have revived compared to their previous losses over the past five trading days. However, the revival of the US dollar has had a negative impact on precious metals and mining stocks during the past few weeks. The settling of the market’s unrest could have also caused a withdrawal of haven bids.
White Gold Corp. (WGO.V) (OTC – Nasdaq Intl:WHGOF) (29W.F) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the 2018 exploration program on its extensive land package, representing approximately 40% of the White Gold District in Yukon, Canada. The planned $9M fully funded 2018 program will focus on several of the Company’s previously defined high priority and newly discovered regional targets (the “Regional Program”) as well as expanding the Golden Saddle and Arc deposits on its flagship White Gold property (the “White Gold Program”). The Regional Program marks the second season of the Company’s 3-year fully funded regional exploration plan, backed by partners Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM.TO) (AEM) and Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) (KGC).
Precious metal mining companies typically follow precious metals. Precious metals seem to be in the doldrums over the strength of the US dollar and the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates several more times this year. The recent slump in the demand for haven assets has also affected mining stocks.
Kinross Gold (KGC) produced 654,000 gold equivalent ounces in 1Q18, a 2.7% fall YoY (year-over-year). KGC’s 1Q18 production fell YoY mainly for the following reasons: the completion of mining activities at Kettle River–Buckhorn during 2Q17 lower production at Kupol due to grade declines fewer ounces recovered from heap leach pads at Maricunga lower production at Fort Knox due to grade declines
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released US jobs data for April 2018 on May 4. The data was mixed. The US economy added fewer jobs than expected in April. While economists were expecting 192,000 payroll additions, actual additions came in at 164,000. The job gains in April came from manufacturing, healthcare, and the professional and business services sector.
A crucial element that’s strongly influencing the price of precious metals is the recent Federal Reserve meeting and the decision to raise interest rates. We’re expecting four rate hikes in 2018 with inflation likely crossing the 2% target.
In 1Q18, Newmont Mining (NEM) produced 1.2 million ounces, marking a 1.6% decline year-over-year. The following factors led to this decline: lower leach activity at the Yanacocha mine lower-grade gold and scheduled maintenance at the Boddington mine lower-grade gold and reduced recovery at the Cripple Creek & Victor mine
Newmont Mining (NEM) reported its 1Q18 earnings before the market opened on April 26, and held a conference call the same day. After beating earnings estimates in each quarter of 2017, Newmont reported another beat in 1Q18. Its EPS (earnings per share) of $0.35 were slightly higher than analysts’ estimate of $0.33.
If we are right in our late-cycle assessment, gold and gold stocks stand to benefit if the current market, characterized by confidence and complacency, transitions to one filled with risks and volatility. Under the right conditions, it probably won’t take long for the global gold mining sector with a market capitalization of just $250 billion to fill the valuation gap and regain its historic beta to gold. Gold stocks are extremely cyclical.
The two-day April meeting of the Federal Reserve had the expected outcome, and the FOMC members refrained from raising the interest rates any further. The Fed members highlighted that inflation has moved closer to its 2.0% target. They added that “on a 12-month basis is expected to run near the (policy-setting) Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective over the medium term.”
Yamana Gold’s (AUY) valuation multiple has varied widely between 4.3x and 9.8x over the last five years. Valuation multiples signify what investors are willing to pay for a stock based on analyst estimates. Yamana is currently trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 5.6x. This multiple implies a discount of 13.6% to its intermediate peers (GDXJ), including Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM), Eldorado Gold (EGO), IAMGOLD (IAG), and New Gold (NGD).
(Continued from Prior Part)Cerro Moro starts up Yamana Gold’s (AUY) newest mine, Cerro Moro in Argentina, has started production. The first ore was fed to the mill on April 25. The start-up of the mine is progressing well, and the milling rates and feed grades are expected to ramp up through the second quarter. Yamana expects the first doré from the operation in May. Cerro Moro, a game-changer Cerro Moro is a very significant operation for Yamana. It’s expected to contribute meaningfully to Yamana’s production growth at costs below the company’s current average costs. ...
After talking with many producers about their cost drivers, we believe cost concerns are overblown and that costs will fluctuate around the $900 level for the foreseeable future. It seems the labor market has tightened somewhat in Australia, but companies are not reporting any wage pressures In fact, BMO Capital Markets sees the all-in costs of the gold companies in their coverage universe declining 8% in 2019. In its 2018 “Gold Yearbook,” the New York–based CPM Group showed that AISCs (all-in sustaining costs) for gold mining companies (GDX)(IAU) bottomed out in 1Q16 to $871, down 27% from the peak of $1,187 in 3Q12.
LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / May 03, 2018 / Active-Investors free stock reports for this morning include these Toronto Exchanges' equities from the Metals & Mining industry: Laramide Resources, Agnico Eagle Mines, Lucara Diamond, and Ivanhoe Mines. The TSX Venture Exchange shaved off 3.35 points, or 0.43%, to finish at 772.11. Today's stocks of interest consist of: Laramide Resources Ltd (TSX: LAM), Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (TSX: AEM), Lucara Diamond Corporation (TSX: LUC), and Ivanhoe Mines Ltd (TSX: IVN).
In addition to the US dollar playing on precious metals, US interest rates and the Federal Reserve’s decisions have also historically had a substantial impact on these safe havens. The rising interest rates may be a concern for equities, as companies face a higher borrowing cost. The below chart shows the relationship of gold (GLD) to the US two-year and ten-year interest rates (SHY) (IEF).
TORONTO , April 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM, TSX:AEM) ("Agnico Eagle") today announced that, at the annual and special meeting of shareholders held on April 27, 2018 ...