|Bid||5.35 x 0|
|Ask||5.36 x 0|
|Day's Range||5.34 - 5.38|
|52 Week Range||1.76 - 5.40|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.50|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Nov. 14, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||4.37|
TORONTO — Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,897.34, up 5.16 points.)Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Basic Materials. Up 30 cents, or 4.27 per cent, to $7.32 on 13.01 million shares.Encana Corp. Energy. (TSX:ECA). Up 24 cents, or 4.69 per cent, to $5.36 on 9.3 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) Energy. Up $1.19, or 3.29 per cent, to $37.40 on 7.43 million shares.Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL). Mining. Up three cents, or 0.56 per cent, to $5.36 on 5.52 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Up nine cents, or 6.62 per cent, to $1.45 on 4.86 million shares.Royal Bank of Canada. (TSXL:RY). Financial Services. Down $2.23, or 2.08 per cent, to $104.95 on 4.73 million shares.\---Companies in the news:Dollarama Inc. (TSX:DOL). Consumer Defensive. Down $4.34, or about 8.85 per cent, to $44.70 on 2.37 million shares. Dollarama Inc. reported a third-quarter profit of $138.6 million or 44 cents per diluted share, up from $132.1 million or 40 cents per diluted share in the same quarter last year, helped by a boost in sales. Sales for the quarter totalled $947.6 million, up from $864.3 million, and same-store sales, a key retail metric, grew 5.3 per cent.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) Energy. Up $1.19, or 3.29 per cent, to $37.40 on 7.43 million shares. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said it will spend $250 million more in 2020 than it did last year to drill conventional oil wells in Alberta, which will allow it to add three rigs to drill at about 60 locations. The company linked the decision to the provincial government's recent move to exempt certain new conventional wells from the oil curtailment program it enacted last January and the province's corporate tax cuts announced last spring.Royal Bank of Canada. (TSXL:RY). Financial Services. Down $2.23, or 2.08 per cent, to $104.95 on 4.73 million shares. Royal Bank of Canada says it expects to face a challenging environment in the coming year amid interest rate uncertainty. The bank says it believes it's well prepared to gain market share. The comments came as the bank announced a slightly lower fourth-quarter profit compared with a year ago due in part to declines at its capital markets and insurance units, as well as increased provisions for credit losses in banking, wealth management and capital markets.Laurentian Bank of Canada. (TSX:LB). Financial Services. Down $1.33, or about 2.91 per cent, to $44.45 on roughly 471,000 shares. Laurentian Bank of Canada raised its quarterly dividend by a penny to 67 cents per share as it reported a fourth-quarter profit or $41.3 million or 90 cents per diluted share. That's down from a profit of $50.8 million or $1.13 per diluted share in the same quarter last year.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 4, 2019.The Canadian PressNote to readers: CORRECTS TSX numbers
(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 email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brad Olesen at firstname.lastname@example.org, ;David Scanlan at email@example.com, Jacqueline ThorpeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
TORONTO — A Chinese mining company has signed a friendly deal to buy Continental Gold Inc. for $1.4 billion.Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd. has agreed to pay $5.50 per share in cash for the Toronto-based company which is developing the Buritica gold project in Colombia.Continental shares closed at $4.87 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday.The Buritica project is expected to produce approximately 250,000 ounces of gold per year on average over a 14-year mine life.The agreement is subject to the approval of at least a two-thirds majority vote by shareholders and simple majority of the votes cast by disinterested shareholders at a special meeting of Continental shareholders.Newmont Goldcorp Corp. and directors and officers of Continental, who collectively hold about a 21.5 per cent stake in Continental, have agreed to back the deal."In the span of a decade, Continental has transformed the Buritica project from a grassroots discovery into one of the world's largest and highest-grade gold projects," Continental chief executive Ari Sussman said in a statement."With production on the horizon in 2020, the timing is right for Continental to sell to a more experienced mine operator and therefore Continental's board of directors recommends that shareholders vote in favour of the transaction."This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 2, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:CNL) The Canadian Press
BEIJING/TORONTO (Reuters) - China's Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy Canadian miner Continental Gold Inc for C$1.3 billion (£779.42 million), but a top executive with the target company said elevated security concerns in Colombia pose a risk to the deal. State-backed Zijin's offer for Continental, announced on Monday, aims to secure Continental Gold's flagship Buritica gold project in Colombia. "Zijin doesn't have any experience in Colombia, and we have obviously had some incidents in the past," Continental Chief Financial Officer Paul Begin told Reuters.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Lynn Thomasson at email@example.com, Liezel HillFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
TORONTO and FUJIAN, China, Dec. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. ("Zijin") (SSE:601899; SEHK:2899) and Continental Gold Inc. ("Continental") (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement"), pursuant to which Zijin has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Continental (the "Transaction") at a price of C$5.50 per share (the "Offer Price") in cash and all outstanding securities convertible into such common shares will also be acquired on the same basis. The total equity value pursuant to the Transaction is approximately C$1.4 billion on a fully diluted basis. The Offer Price represents a premium of 29% over Continental's 20-day volume-weighted average price ("VWAP") as at November 29, 2019 on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX").
TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a project update for its Buriticá project in northwestern Antioquia, Colombia. Mill facilities construction was 88 percent completed as of October 31, 2019. Acceleration of underground development continues; Continental's mine crews achieved over 1.5 kilometres of lateral development in October, the highest monthly advance to-date.
TORONTO , Nov. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to report the following highlights for the three months ended September 30, 2019 . Development activities at the Buriticá Project remain on budget and on schedule for mechanical completion in Q1 2020. Total lateral development metres to date was approximately 18,200 metres; advance continued to increase and exceeded 1,300 metres per month in August and September.
TORONTO , Nov. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX: CNL; OTCQX: CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has been granted a key exploration license ...
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OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce high-grade channel sampling assay results from six development drifts being prepared as part of the underground construction at its 100%-owned Buriticá project in Antioquia, Colombia. Supporting information for results discussed in this release can be found in Figures 1-4 and all sampling widths reported herein are horizontal metres. New channel sampling results from underground development drifts being evaluated for stope design in the Yaraguá system have returned high grades of gold and silver over significant strike lengths.
TORONTO , Oct. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. ( TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF ) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the publication of its 2018 Sustainability Report, ...
OTCQX: CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the release of photos showing construction advancement at its flagship Buriticá project in northwestern Antioquia, Colombia. Additionally, project construction is advancing more rapidly than planned and, as a result, the Company is pleased to update guidance for mechanical completion of the project from H1 2020 to Q1 2020. Ramp‑up to commercial production is anticipated to take 6-9 months from the date that mechanical completion for the project is achieved.
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OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has commenced drilling a deep diamond drill hole from the Higabra tunnel elevation at its 100%-owned Buriticá project in Antioquia, Colombia. The planned 1,600-metre hole has been designed to test for gold and copper mineralization within a known porphyry intrusive body located in the footwall of the Veta Sur vein system and along the western extension of the Yaraguá vein system. The Company currently has 11 diamond drill rigs operating presently as part of its 73,500-metre definition and exploration drill program for 2019.
OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") is pleased to announce high-grade channel sampling assay results from seven development drifts being prepared as part of the underground construction at its 100%-owned Buriticá project in Antioquia, Colombia. Development of the Buriticá project remains on schedule with first gold pour anticipated in H1 2020. New channel sampling results—from underground development drifts in the Yaraguá and Veta Sur systems being evaluated for stope design at the Buriticá project currently under preparation for mine start-up in 2020—have returned high grades of gold and silver over significant strike lengths.