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.
Tue, Jun. 2, 11:58 AM
- Gold Fields (GFI +5.7%) is upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC, which says the shares appear oversold.
- GFI reported disappointing Q1 results, mainly due to operational issues at South Deep and grade declines, but RBC analysts believe the performance is now reflected in the share price, and improved Q2 operational performance could prove a key short-term catalyst.
- RBC says its expects to see improvement in both costs and production, outside of South Africa, as the year progresses, as Q1 weakness was driven by planned grade scheduling.
- The firm notes that most of the South African gold mining industry is now entering wage negotiations, but GFI already has reached a three-year deal with its workers at South Deep, the company's only operation in the country.
Thu, May 7, 12:22 PM
- Gold Fields (GFI -10.2%) is sinking after reporting a $14M Q1 net loss compared with $26M in net profit in Q4, dragged down by reduced gold sales and higher costs.
- GFI says Q1 attributable gold equiv. production fell 10% Q/Q to 501K oz., and all-in sustaining costs rose 12% Q/Q to $1,143/oz.
- At the South Deep mine, GFI's last remaining operational asset in South Africa, Q1 output fell 25% to 36.3K oz. because of the slow return to work after the year-end holidays and a four-month safety closure at the end of last year.
- GFI kept its full-year production target of 2.2M oz. intact and forecast all-in costs of $1,075/oz.
Thu, May 7, 9:20 AM
Fri, Apr. 10, 12:58 PM
- Gold Fields (GFI +4.4%) says it has reached a three-year wage agreement with trade unions at its South Deep mine in South Africa, will result in average annual wage increases of 10% over the three-year period of the deal.
- In explaining the increase, GFI says South Deep is the only fully mechanized gold mining operation in South Africa, with a different operating model and labor profile vs. labor-intensive gold mining undertaken by other companies.
- AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU), Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) and Harmony Gold (NYSE:HMY) are thus not likely to see the deal as a precursor to similar wage increases at the other gold mines.
Fri, Apr. 10, 9:12 AM
Wed, Apr. 1, 5:39 PM
Fri, Mar. 6, 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
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