- HSBC upgraded its stock ratings on various gold mining companies, noting that recent weak stock performance has "opened up value again," demand for gold remains strong, lower prices are resulting in reduced supply.
- The firm expects gold prices to rebound again, bringing better value in some gold miners, particularly Barrick Gold (ABX +1.9%), Goldcorp (GG +2.1%) and IAMGOLD (IAG +3%), upgraded to Overweight from Neutral (I, II, III); it also raises Agnico-Eagle Mines (AEM +0.4%), Yamana Gold (AUY +2%) and AngloGold (AU +0.3%) to Neutral from Underweight (I, II, III).
- HSBC, however, cuts Gold Fields (GFI +0.2%) to Underweight from Neutral, in part due to higher risk related to an SEC investigation.
- ETFs: GDX, GDXJ, GLDX, PSAU, NUGT, DUST, GGGG, RING.
HSBC sees gold price rebound, upgrades Barrick Gold, other miners
Oct 21 2013, 12:49 ET