B2Gold Scores High With Fekola Project
B2Gold Establishing A Foothold In West Africa
Itinerant • 10 Comments
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Thu, Mar. 17, 12:36 AM
Thu, Feb. 11, 3:27 PM
- Gold stocks (GDX +7.8%) power higher as April gold futures jumped by $53.20/oz., or +4.5%, to settle at $1,247.80, the highest level since February 2015 and the biggest one-day dollar and percentage gain since September 2013, as investors sought safe-haven assets amid the global equity market rout.
- A growing universe of government bonds with negative yields has helped gold, while a lower U.S. dollar has made it cheaper for buyers in other currencies to purchase gold.
- Investor sentiment “seems to be thawing at the start of 2016, with a focus on gold’s wealth preservation and risk diversification properties,” the World Gold Council says.
- ABX +4.8%, GG +4.4%, AEM +8.7%, SLW +6.3%, KGC +14.2%, NG +6.2%, AU +7.4%, FNV +6.8%, GFI +10.8%, HMY +15.1%, SBGL +16%, IAG +12.3%, GOLD +4%, EGO +14%, AUY +9%, BTG +15.2%, HL +8.8%.
- ETFs: GLD, SLV, NUGT, IAU, AGQ, GGN, PSLV, DUST, SIL, PHYS, USLV, SIVR, SGOL, ZSL, UGL, GLDX, DGP, GTU, GLL, UGLD, DZZ, SLVO, GLDI, SGDM, DSLV, ASA, OUNZ, SLVP, DGL, DBS, RING, DGZ, DGLD, PSAU, TGLDX, USV, GEUR, GYEN, UBG, GDXS, GDXX, QGLDX
Oct. 14, 2015, 12:46 PM
Sep. 16, 2015, 3:45 PM
- Newmont Mining's (NEM +5.8%) stock price target is lowered to $22 from $24 by RBC analysts on the back of downward revisions to base metal price assumptions, including a ~15% reduction to the firm's 2015-19 average copper price assumptions.
- NEM has significant leverage to copper prices through its Batu Hijau, Boddington and Phoenix mines, prompting the firm to reduce its EPS and cash flow/share estimates.
- But for today at least, shares of gold miners are surging, following gold prices higher as optimism grows that the Fed will not raise rates tomorrow: ABX +7%, KGC +9.2%, GG +5.3%, AEM +6.9%, GFI +3%, SBGL +2.4%, FNV +4.7%, NGD +7.1%, AUY +9.1%, IAG +7.6%, BTG +4.1%, EGO +9.7%, SLW +7.1%.
Sep. 11, 2015, 2:39 PM
- Canadian and South African gold stocks slide as prices for the precious metal capped a third straight week of losses and the imminent re-balancing of fund portfolios adds to investor concerns.
- Two gold ETFs run by Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF - GDX and GDXJ - are expected to announce upcoming re-balancing changes after the close; both ETFs are on pace to close at their lowest levels since their respective formations in 2006 and 2009.
- The Global X Silver Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:SIL) and PureFunds ISE Junior Silver ETF (NYSEARCA:SILJ) also are on pace for their record lows.
- KGC -3.2%, GG -0.5%, GFI -8.2%, AU -4.8%, BTG -5.2%, FNV -1.9%, EGO -0.2%, some of them paring larger earlier losses.
- Other ETFs: NUGT, GGN, DUST, SIL, JNUG, GLDX, JDST, SGDM, ASA, SLVP, SILJ, RING, JUNR, PSAU, TGLDX, SGDJ, GDJJ, GDXS, GDXX, GDJS
Jul. 20, 2015, 10:39 AM
- Several gold miner stocks strike new 52-week lows in early trading, as gold prices plunge below $1,100/oz. overnight and adding pressure to a sector that already faces razor-thin margins.
- Investors have turned sharply negative on gold as the U.S. dollar rises ahead of a likely rise in interest rates, and a report out of China shows lower than expected holdings of the metal.
- While most senior gold miners can generate decent margins at $1,100 gold, many small and mid-tier producers are underwater at the price, and some of the seniors are struggling with heavy debt.
- Hitting new 52-week lows today: ABX -9.3%, GG -7.7%, GFI -10.7%, KGC -9.4%, AGI -6.6%, AU -9.7%, SBGL -7.8%, BTG -9.3%, EGO -2.9%, NGD -8%, AUY -8.8%, RGLD -8.2%, FNV -6.8%, SLW -5%.
- Also lower: NEM -9.4%, AEM -7.9%, NG -7%, GOLD -4.8%, IAG -5.1%, HL -5.4%.
- ETFs: GDX, NUGT, GDXJ, GGN, DUST, SIL, JNUG, GLDX, JDST, SGDM, ASA, SLVP, SILJ, RING, JUNR, PSAU, TGLDX, GDJJ, GDXS, GDXX, GDJS
Jul. 17, 2015, 2:58 PM
- Barrick Gold (ABX -4.9%) sinks to 24-year lows in Toronto trading, leading a rout among bullion miners as the yellow metal extends its selloff to five-year lows.
- ABX is under particular pressure, as the fall in gold casts doubt on the company’s strategy of shedding assets to pay down its $12.9B debt, as it "becomes harder and harder to sell those assets at any kind of reasonable value if metal prices are unwinding," Macquarie analyst Ron Stewart says.
- ABX reportedly is nearing a deal to sell its Zaldivar copper mine in Chile, and is looking for buyers for its 50% stake in its Kalgoorlie mine, among other properties.
- NEM -2.6%, GG -5.7%, GFI -1.1%, KGC -5.2%, AEM -5.1%, NG -2.2%, AGI -6.6%, AU -5.7%, GOLD -2.5%, SBGL -4.2%, BTG -6.4%, IAG -7.6%, EGO -7.6%, HL -3.5%, NGD -8.4%, AUY -2.9%, RGLD -2.9%, FNV -3.6%, SLW -3.3%.
- ETFs: GDX, NUGT, GGN, DUST, SIL, GLDX, SGDM, ASA, SLVP, RING, PSAU, TGLDX, GDXS, GDXX
May 20, 2015, 2:59 PM
- B2Gold (BTG +5.8%) surges higher after securing a new revolving credit facility and boosting its gold production.
- The credit agreement totals $350M and allows for an accordion feature where upon receipt of additional binding commitments, the facility may be increased to $450M any time prior to the maturity date.
- BTG says the new facility will enable it to meet its objective of always maintaining available cash resources of at least $100M on hand through the course of construction and up to the commencement of operations at the Fekola project in Mali.
- BTG also says the rapid ramp-up of its Otjikoto mine in Namibia has it on track to meet guidance with gold production increasing from 390K oz. in 2014 to 500K-540K oz. in 2015, with projected cash operating costs of $630-$660/oz.
May 19, 2015, 9:15 AM
Apr. 16, 2015, 2:59 PM
- B2Gold (BTG +2.9%) reports its Q1 consolidated gold production rose 20% Y/Y to nearly 116K oz. with gold revenue totaling $139M, both quarterly records for the company.
- BTG says its new Otjikoto mine in Namibia successfully transitioned into production, contributing 18.8K oz. of pre-commercial production and $23M of pre-commercial sales; the Otjikoto mill expansion from 2.5M metric tons/year to 3M/year remains on schedule, expecting to increase gold production starting in September.
- BTG says it is on track to meet its 2015 guidance of 500K-540K oz. of gold production at all-in sustaining costs of $950-$1,025/oz.
Mar. 6, 2015, 2:42 PM
- Precious metals miners are bludgeoned as April Comex gold tumbles 2.7% to $1,164.30/oz. for its lowest settlement of the year so far.
- The culprit was the upbeat February jobs report, which sparked fears that the improving economy will prompt the Fed to hike interest rates sooner rather than later.
- ABX -6%, GG -6.6%, NEM -7.9%, AU -6.1%, AUY -6.6%, KGC -7.8%, SLW -3.4%, GOLD -5.4%, EGO -5%, GFI -7.9%, HL -10.4%, RGLD -8.6%, FNV -3.2%, NG -4.3%, SBGL -6.4%, PAAS -4.3%,BTG -6.5%, IAG -6.2%, AUQ -5.6%, AGI -2.8%.
- Precious metals ETFs: GLD, SLV, AGQ, IAU, USLV, SIVR, SGOL, ZSL, UGL, DGP, GLL, UGLD, DZZ, SLVO, GLDI, DSLV, OUNZ, DGL, DBS, GLTR, DGZ, DGLD, AGOL, DBP, WITE, TBAR, USV, UBG, JJP, BAR, GYEN, GEUR, BARS, RGRP, BLNG
- Precious metals mining ETFs: GDX, NUGT, DUST, SIL, GLDX, SLVP, RING, SGDM, PSAU, GDXX
Jan. 26, 2015, 10:41 AM
- Kinross Gold (KGC -1%) is downgraded to Sell from Neutral with a $2.80 target price at Goldman Sachs, which says KGC does not generate sufficient free cash flow and that the decision to allocate capital to the marginal Tasiast expansion project is questionable.
- The firm also removes B2Gold (BTG -2.4%) from its Americas Buy list and cuts the shares to Neutral, believing the positive momentum of the imminent cash flow harvesting of its Okjikoto investment will be offset by the risks of developing the Fekola project.
- Goldman raises its 2015 gold price estimate by 5% to $1,262/oz., but it expects weakness to settle in by Q3 and lowers its 2016 estimate 9% to $1,089, citing a tough macro environment including a strong U.S. dollar.
- ETFs: UGL, DGP, GLL, UGLD, DZZ, GLDI, DGL, DGZ, DGLD, TBAR, UBG, GLDE, BAR, GYEN, GEUR, BARS, GGBP
Jan. 15, 2015, 12:35 PM
- Gold, silver, platinum and palladium are spiking today on Switzerland's surprise move to abandon its currency floor, and shares of the miners are following suit: GDX +6.1%.
- "Gold is much stronger as the 'safety' of the Swiss Franc vanishes,” commented Dave Lutz of JonesTrading.
- Peter Boockvar believes that in "a world of currency battles with printing presses that are extraordinarily large... gold will be the last man standing... the gold bear market is over and will go substantially higher from here."
- Against a backdrop of concerns about global growth, deflation and renewed volatility, gold has been climbing since November as other growth-sensitive commodities such as oil and copper have sold off.
- Among precious metals miners: BTG +9.5%, GG +8.9%, KGC +8.7%, NEM +8.3%, AUY +8.1%, EGO +7.4%, AGI +7%, ABX +6.2%, NG +5.9%, AUQ +5.6%, FNV +5.5%, RGLD +5.4%, IAG +4.8%, GFI +4.2%, HL +4.2%, SLW +3.1%.
- Other ETFs: NUGT, GDXJ, DUST, SIL, JNUG, GLDX, JDST, SLVP, SILJ, RING, SGDM, PLTM, PSAU
Oct. 9, 2014, 3:58 PM
- The price of gold may be rising, but gold mining stocks are getting hammered today; after all, "they are still stocks," Barron's Johanna Bennett writes.
- Gold prices rallied today to $1,234/oz., their highest level since Sept. 23, a day after the dovish minutes from the Fed’s September policy meeting excited gold bugs, but shares of the mining companies are falling along with the broader market selloff.
- Among the top mining names: IAG -6.9%, KGC -6.2%, SLW -5.9%, NGD -5.5%, AU -4.9%, GG -4.7%, ABX -3.9%, AUY -3.9%, GFI -2.8%, BTG -2.7%, RGLD -2.6%, AGI -2.1%, GOLD -1.8%.
- ETFs: GLD, SLV, GDX, GDXJ, NUGT, AGQ, IAU, DUST, SIL, USLV, SIVR, JNUG, SGOL, ZSL, UGL, GLDX, DGP, GLL, UGLD, DZZ, JDST, SLVO, GLDI, DSLV, SLVP, DGL, DBS, SILJ, DGZ, RING, OUNZ, GGGG, DGLD, AGOL, SGDM, PSAU
B2Gold Corp. is a Vancouver based gold producer with three operating mines, two in Nicaragua and one in the Philippines and a portfolio of development and exploration assets in Nicaragua, Colombia, Namibia and Uruguay. The company's property portfolio comprises of La Libertad Mine, Limon Mine,... More
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