Pan American Silver Corp.NASDAQ
Pan American Silver: On My Buy List
SomaBull • 39 Comments
SomaBull • 39 Comments
Tue, Nov. 22, 2:16 PM
Tue, Nov. 15, 2:46 PM
- Pan American Silver (PAAS +13.2%) is upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord Genuity after the miner reported its highest quarterly revenue since silver averaged $30/oz. in early 2013 and its best margins since 2011.
- “To say that Pan American’s third quarter exceeded estimates would be an understatement," Canaccord says of the company's strong Q3 earnings beat that included the lowest operating costs on an absolute basis since Q1 2012 and the lowest all-in sustaining costs since Q1 2010, the result of improvements in silver sales and production.
- The firm says the Q3 update may be a catalyst to push PAAS shares closer to the group average, as it raises its stock target price to $18 from $17.50.
Mon, Nov. 14, 11:21 PM
Sun, Nov. 13, 5:35 PM
Tue, Oct. 25, 5:56 PM
- Citing a bullish outlook on silver prices, Canaccord Genuity initiates coverage of two silver producers with Buy ratings: Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) among the $1B-plus market cap producers on its recent exploration success at Palmarejo and low cost structure at Wharf, and Fortuna Silver (NYSE:FSM) among the smaller cap names due to its execution and cost controls.
- Meanwhile, the firm rates Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS), Hecla Mining (NYSE:HL) and Endeavour Silver (NYSE:EXK) at Hold.
- Canaccord says investors who missed the first leg up in silver commodity prices and silver producer equities now have a second chance following the recent pullback.
- The firm projects at least 5% upside in silver prices over the next 12-18 months as zinc and lead mine closures impact supply, and says increasing demand from the photovoltaics industry and inflationary pressures from higher oil prices also should boost silver prices.
- ETFs: AGQ, SIL, USLV, ZSL, DSLV, SLVP, DBS, USV
Mon, Oct. 3, 12:34 PM
- Freeport McMoRan (FCX -0.5%), Barrick Gold (ABX -2.5%) and Pan American Silver (PAAS -0.5%) are upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank, which notes the 12% Q3 rally in commodity prices have enabled the sector to improve their balance sheets via stock issuance, debt refinancing and asset disposals.
- The firm is neutral overall in the metals group, as it continues to believe that material supply cuts still are needed in most commodities and thus does not anticipate prices continuing their upward trend.
- Deutsche Bank says its top picks are ABX and Newmont Mining (NEM -3%) in precious metals, Steel Dynamics (STLD -2.4%) in steel, and Alcoa (AA -1.1%) and Kaiser Aluminum (KALU -1.8%) in aluminum; it upgrades AK Steel (AKS -0.7%), Coeur Mining (CDE -0.8%), Teck Resources (TCK -1.5%) and Goldcorp (GG -4.2%) to Hold from Sell.
Tue, Sep. 13, 5:58 PM
- Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) Chairman Ross Beaty is recruiting Argentina’s Pres. Macri to help him convince authorities in the Chubut province to lift a blanket ban on open pit mining so the company can start work at one of the world's largest silver deposits.
- Beaty says Macri - who has repealed capital and currency controls and mineral export taxes since taking office in December to lure investment - has pledged his support for the Navidad project.
- PAAS has $600M in financing for the first phase of development on the project, which would take 18 months to two years.
Fri, Sep. 9, 1:44 PM
- Pan American Silver (PAAS -7.2%) says it has achieved critical milestones in two mine expansion projects in Mexico, although shares are lower as precious metals producers are broadly lower in today's trade.
- PAAS says the new deep shaft at the La Colorada mine was commissioned in fully automatic mode earlier this month, ahead of schedule, and now expects the project to be completed 5%-10% under budget; by the end of 2017 when the project is expected to be completed, increased processing rates are expected to result in a 69% rise in annual silver output to ~7.7M oz.
- PAAS also says the new power line that connects its Dolores mine to the national power grid was energized this month and was completed on budget; by year-end 2017, the project is expected to increase annual silver production by 40% to 6.3M oz. and gold production by 52% to 205K oz..
Thu, Aug. 11, 11:12 PM
Wed, Aug. 10, 5:35 PM
Sun, Jul. 31, 4:15 AM
- Barron's interviews Jim Grant, founder of Grant's Interest Rate Observer.
- Grant is bullish on metals, including Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX), Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM), Goldcorp (NYSE:GG), New Gold (NYSEMKT:NGD), and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS): "Gold stocks have come a long way. But many were priced for bankruptcy, notably Barrick Gold, an encumbered mining company priced at $6 at the bottom, as if its debt would not be paid. Now the stock is $20. I personally own Newmont Mining, Goldcorp, and New Gold.
- "I'm very bullish on the metal, bullish on miners. Bears on credit finally get paid in gold. At the end of the road to confetti, gold will reclaim some position as an active monetary asset, not a crank's asset. It is now a relatively high-yielding asset, yielding, as it does, nothing.
- "We are also bullish on silver. It is the crazy uncle in the attic of monetary assets. It is as volatile as Donald Trump. It has industrial uses as well as monetary ones, which will come to the fore as the gold bull market progresses. In June, we recommended Pan American Silver (PAAS) and long-dated, out-of-the-money call options on the silver exchange-traded fund iShares Silver Trust (NYSEARCA:SLV).
- Grant is bearish on Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ:KHC), Campbell Soup (NYSE:CPB), and United Rentals (NYSE:URI): "One idea that hasn't worked yet is being bearish Big Food. Both are indicative of one form of excess, reaching for yield in equities. Campbell is trading for 23 times trailing net income, and Kraft is 46 times. Both are battling new trends in eating."
- Other ETFs: GLD, IAU, PHYS, SGOL, UGL, DGP, GTU, UGLD, GLL, DZZ, GLDI, OUNZ, DGL, DGZ, DGLD, GYEN, GEUR, UBG, QGLDX
Tue, Jul. 5, 12:30 PM
Fri, Jun. 24, 8:48 AM
- While stock futures remain under tremendous pressure following the Brexit vote, gold miner shares are soaring in premarket action, as the added uncertainty in the global economy sparks a surge in gold prices.
- The Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) +9.5% premarket, putting it on course to open at the highest level since July 2014; among GDX's components, Newmont Mining +7.7% toward a three-year high even though NEM derived 64.1% of its revenue over the last 12 months from the U.K., according to FactSet.
- Among other GDX members, Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) +7.5%, Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) +9.6% and Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) +7.2%.
- Also premarket: KGC +8.9%, GOLD +11.6%, GFI +11.8%, RGLD +10.6%, HMY +11%, SBGL +12.4%, AEM +8.4%, SLW +5.6%, PAAS +6.1%, EGO +8.3%, NG +8.9%, IAG +8.4%, FNV +5%.
- ETFs: GDX, NUGT, GGN, DUST, SIL, GLDX, SGDM, ASA, SLVP, RING, PSAU, TGLDX, GDXX, GDXS
Mon, Jun. 20, 10:22 AM
- Gold futures -0.8% at ~$1,284/oz. after weekend polls showed a higher likelihood that the U.K. would vote to stay in the European Union.
- “This is a market that’s going to be very emotional this week” ahead of the June 23 referendum, says Peter Hug, global trading director at Kitco Metals, who believes that broader economic concerns and low interest rates will continue to support gold prices regardless of the Brexit outcome.
- Gold has risen 21% YTD amid worries over global growth and as the Fed has pushed back plans to raise short-term interest rates.
- Precious metals miners are among the biggest losers in early trading: ABX -3.8%, GG -2.4%, NEM -2.5%, AEM -1.6%, KGC -4.4%, SLW -1.7%, PAAS -2.7%, RGLD -0.8%, EGO -1.4%, NG -1.6%, GFI -4.8%, AUY -1.4%, IAG -1.8%, FNV -1%, HMY -2.3%, SBGL -2.6%, OTCPK:NCMGY -5%.
- ETFs: GLD, SLV, GDX, NUGT, IAU, AGQ, GGN, DUST, PSLV, SIL, PHYS, USLV, SIVR, SGOL, ZSL, GLDX, UGL, DGP, GTU, UGLD, GLL, DZZ, SLVO, SGDM, GLDI, ASA, DSLV, OUNZ, SLVP, DGL, RING, DBS, DGZ, DGLD, PSAU, TGLDX, GYEN, USV, GEUR, UBG
Fri, Jun. 3, 3:58 PM
- Gold miner stocks are skyrocketing, with the sector enjoying its best day in nearly seven years, as the disappointing May jobs report helped spark a strong rally in the yellow metal.
- The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX +11.1%) surged more than 10% on heavy volume, and all 24 of the ETF’s U.S. equity components traded higher, with 10 of them enjoying double-digit percentage gains.
- In today's trade: ABX +12.9%, NEM +9.5%, GG +7.7%, AEM +11.1%, OTCPK:NCMGY +10.7%, KGC +15.4%, SLW +9%, FNV +9.1%, RGLD +9.4%, EGO +9.8%, GFI +13.7%, SBGL +8.2%, HMY +13%, IAG +16.4%, AU +14.4%, GOLD +8.6%, AUY +13.9%, NGD +9.6%, HL +12.1%, CDE +11.6%, TAHO +10.8%, NG +12.2%, AG +12.3%, PAAS +8.9%.
- ETFs: GDX, NUGT, GDXJ, GGN, DUST, SIL, JNUG, GLDX, JDST, SGDM, ASA, SLVP, RING, PSAU, SGDJ, TGLDX, GDXX, GDJJ, GDXS, GDJS
Thu, May 12, 7:19 PM
- BMO Capital becomes more bullish on precious metals, as it upgrades six gold and silver stocks including five to buy ratings.
- The 20% YTD rise in gold and silver prices should continue over the medium term, the firm says, lending to price targets of $1,400/oz. for gold and $22.50/oz. for silver by the end of Q1 2017.
- BMO upgrades Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY), Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW), Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE), Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) and Detour Gold (OTCPK:DRGDF) to Outperform from Market Perform, and hikes Oceana Gold (OTCPK:OCANF) to Market Perform from Underperform; price targets are $5.50 for AUY (raised from $1), $24 for SLW (jumping from $4.50), $11 for CDE (up from $3), and $19 for PAAS (from $7.50).
- However, the firm downgrades Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM), Franco-Nevada (NYSE:FNV) and Fortuna Silver (NYSE:FSM) to Market Perform from Outperform, saying their stocks already have factored in higher gold and silver prices.