Fri, Nov. 20, 10:41 AM
- A Fed interest rate hike in December could knock back the price of gold to ~$1,000/oz., Gold Fields (GFI -3.1%) CEO Nick Holland tells Creamer Media after the company's share price soared 29% in Johannesburg for its best single day of trading since 1999.
- The uncertainty around a rate increase has played havoc with the gold price in recent weeks, but Holland says long-term fundamentals for gold remain positive, based on projections of inadequate supply; “It doesn’t matter what we do now as an industry, a supply fall-off is inevitable," the CEO says.
- "Is it three years of pain, four years, five years? We don’t know, but we’re in a long-term business and we can’t take decisions for one year,” Holland said after GFI reported improved Q3 earnings and higher net cash flow to cut net debt to 1.4x EBITDA.
- ETFs: GLD, IAU, PHYS, SGOL, UGL, DGP, GTU, GLL, UGLD, DZZ, OUNZ, DGL, DGZ, DGLD, AGOL, UBG
Thu, Nov. 19, 9:58 AM
- Gold Fields (GFI +18.5%) pops nearly 20% at the open after gaining the most in 16 years in Johannesburg, as the South African miner reports lower Q3 earnings and revenues Y/Y but much improvement in containing costs.
- GFI says cash outflows at its South Deep mine, the world’s second largest gold ore body, fell 26% to $20M in Q3 while production jumped 42% to more than 60K oz.; GFI says the project, which has been beset by delays, is on course to break even by the end of 2016, with all-in sustaining costs at ~$1,035/oz. this year vs. an Aug. 20 estimate of $1,055/oz.
- GFI says its Damang operation in Ghana is “challenged" amid lower bullion prices, so it is considering recapitalizing it to gain access to higher-grade ore or putting it on care and maintenance.
Thu, Nov. 19, 9:14 AM
Fri, Nov. 6, 5:38 PM
Wed, Oct. 14, 2:26 PM
- Gold settles at three-and-a-half month highs, rallying $14.50 (+1.2%) to $1180/oz., as soft U.S. economic data and concerns over deflationary pressures in China add to expectations the Fed will delay any interest rate increases.
- Gold is gaining more ground in electronic trading after the Fed Beige Book release.
- The yellow metal's eighth gain in nine sessions has sent the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD +1.5%) past its 200-day moving average, and gold miners have ripped higher, as evidenced by this month's 18% gain in the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX +5.6%).
- Top mining stocks including Barrick Gold (ABX +7.9%), Goldcorp (GG +8.5%), Kinross Gold (KGC +8.3%), Gold Fields (GFI +5.4%), Newmont Mining (NEM +5.4%), Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM +5.7%), Silver Wheaton (SLW +6.8%), Yamana Gold (AUY +6.7%), Franco Nevada (FNV +5%), Randgold (GOLD +4.8%) and AngloGold (AU +5.6%) are all sharply higher.
- Other ETFs: NUGT, AGQ, GGN, DUST, SIL, USLV, ZSL, UGL, GLDX, DGP, GLL, UGLD, DZZ, SLVO, GLDI, SGDM, DSLV, ASA, SLVP, DGL, DBS, DGZ, RING, DGLD, PSAU, USV, TGLDX, GEUR, UBG, GYEN
Wed, Sep. 16, 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%.
Fri, Sep. 11, 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
Fri, Aug. 21, 9:15 AM
Thu, Aug. 20, 2:29 PM
- Alongside interest rate sensitive names, the gold miners are well-bid as the major averages tumble.
- The yellow metal itself is higher by 2.15% to $1,152 per ounce.
- Gold Fields (GFI +15.1%), AngloGold Ashanti (AU +11.2%), Sibanye Gold (SBGL +11.3%), Alamos Gold (AGI +9.7%), IAMGOLD (IAG +6.1%), Randgold (GOLD +5.6%), Barrick (ABX +4.9%), Newmont (NEM +3.7%), Kincross (KGC +2.6%), Goldcorp (GG +3.2%).
Thu, Aug. 20, 12:45 PM
Thu, Aug. 13, 9:19 AM
Mon, Aug. 3, 9:18 AM
Mon, Jul. 20, 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
Mon, Jul. 20, 9:14 AM
Fri, Jul. 17, 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
Mon, Jul. 13, 10:51 AM
- Gold Fields (GFI +3.2%) says it expects to report Q2 production of 535K oz. of gold at an all-in cost of $1,060/oz. when it reports results on Aug. 20.
- Q1's output of 501K oz. marked a 10% drop from the December quarter, at an all-in cost of $1,164/oz, with a poor performance from its South Deep mine in South Africa; a year ago, GFI produced 548K oz. of gold in the quarter at an all-in cost of $1,093/oz.
- GFI maintains its full-year production target at ~2.2M oz. at an all-in cost of $1.075/oz.
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