Barrick Gold (ABX) is easily the world’s largest gold producer, but it's no longer no. 1 in...

|About: Barrick Gold Corporation (ABX)|By:, SA News Editor

Barrick Gold (ABX) is easily the world’s largest gold producer, but it's no longer no. 1 in market cap, where Goldcorp (GG) has supplanted ABX as king in the gold sector. ABX boasts the most mines and the most reserves, but GG has the better growth profile, and enjoys lower costs and higher margins than ABX. Yet some analysts say GG, with the premium valuation, carries more risk over the next few years.