|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's range||13.14 - 13.41|
|52-week range||11.64 - 16.38|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.58|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.08 (0.60%)|
|1y target est||17.74|
In this article, we’ll discuss the market sentiments for these companies. Among the senior gold miners under review (GDX) (GDXJ), analysts are most optimistic about Goldcorp (GG). It has the most “buy” ratings at 65%, with only 5% “sell” ratings.
Goldcorp (GG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Mining stocks’ correlations with gold are crucial because gold is the big brother of precious metals. The movements in the remaining three precious metals—silver, platinum, and palladium—mostly depend on gold’s movements. For our correlation analysis, we’ll look at First Majestic Silver (AG), B2Gold (BTG), Royal Gold (RGLD), and Goldcorp (GG). Mining-based funds also have high correlations with precious metals.
One way to assess a company’s liquidity is to calculate its current ratio. Newmont Mining (NEM) and Kinross Gold (KGC) are doing the best among senior miners on this front with ratios of 3.6x and 3.9x, respectively. Goldcorp (GG) and Yamana Gold (AUY), on the other hand, have the lowest current ratios of 0.9x and 1.0x, respectively.
As metals prices started weakening, investors shifted their focus from high-leverage miners (GDX) (GDXJ) to low-leverage miners with sound growth plans, leading miners to trim their balance sheets. After reducing its debt by $1.3 billion in 2016, Newmont Mining (NEM) reduced its net debt by ~$1.0 billion in 2017. It ended 4Q17 with net debt of $0.8 billion.
Gold miners (GDX) (GDXJ) have to compensate for every ounce they take out of the ground. While mines have finite lives, the companies operating them don’t, so it’s important to look at miners’ reserves and resource estimates and the assumptions used to calculate them. Goldcorp’s (GG) proven and probable gold reserves as of June 30, 2017, were 53.5 million ounces, an improvement of 26.5% YoY (year-over-year).
After making discretionary cuts on exploration and capital expenditure for many years, gold miners (GDX) (JNUG) have started to refocus on production growth. In the last three years, Newmont Mining (NEM) has built its Merian and Long Canyon mines on time and 20% below budget. The company also sounds confident about finishing its next project, Northwest Exodus, in 2018.
Goldcorp’s (GG) gold (GLD) (NUGT) production fell 15% to 646,000 ounces YoY (year-over-year) in 4Q17. Goldcorp has guided for production of 2.5 million ounces in 2018 with a variance of plus or minus 5%, which is in line with its previous 2018 guidance as well as its guidance for 2017. In 4Q17, Barrick Gold (ABX) produced ~1.3 million ounces of gold, a fall of 11.8% YoY.
As the new chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell’s recent testimony also showed the Fed’s positivity about the economy’s outlook. The US dollar declined after President Donald Trump indicated that he wanted tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products. The US Dollar Index averaged 96.6 in 2017.
Can Yamana Gold Maintain Its Price Strength in 2018? All its mines except Canadian Malartic and Cerro Moro use the gold price assumption of $1,250 per ounce. The Canadian Malartic mine uses an assumption of $1,200 per ounce, and Cerro Moro uses an assumption of $950 per ounce.