Many thanks to all of you who sent me an email with questions about your stocks. While there was no single company that seemed to be on everyone’s mind, there was a clear trend: Gold.
This week, I’ll cover three different precious metals companies to help show you the challenges and opportunities of the industry. But more importantly, I’m going to give you a clear buy signal for what I think is the very best stock to play the gold surge:
Top Gold Stocks To Buy For 2014:Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining and processing gold ores. It also involves in the exploration and acquisition of gold bearing properties. The company?s gold production and exploration activities are carried out principally in the Americas, Africa, and the Russian Federation. As of December 31, 2010, its proven and probable mineral reserves were 62.4 million ounces of gold, 90.9 million ounces of silver, and 1.4 billion pounds of copper. The company was founded in 1972 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
By Mark At 2011-9-27
Kinross Gold (KGC) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable deb t levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.
Kinross Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in mining and processing gold ores. It also involves in the exploration and acquisition of gold bearing properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 18.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Kinross has a market cap of $20 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.
Top Gold Stocks To Buy For 2014:Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (The) (GS)The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides investment banking, securities, and investment management services to corporations, financial institutions, governments, and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. Its Investment Banking segment offers financial advisory, including advisory assignments with respect to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense, risk management, restructurings, and spin-offs; and underwriting securities, loans and other financial instruments, and derivative transactions. The company?s Institutional Client Services segment provides client execution activities, such as fixed income, currency, and commodities client execution related to making markets in interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies, and commodities; and equities related to making markets in equity products, as well as commissions and fees from executing and clearing institutional client transactions on stock, options, and futures exchanges. This segment also engages in the securities services business providing financing, securities lending, and other prime brokerage services to institutional clients, including hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, and foundations. Its Investing and Lending segment invests in debt securities, loans, public and private equity securities, real estate, consolidated investment entities, and power generation facilities. This segment also involves in the origination of loans to provide financing to clients. The company?s Investment Management segment provides investment management services and investment products to institutional and individual clients. This segment also offers wealth advisory services, including portfolio management and financial counseling, and brokerage and other transaction services to high-net-worth individuals and families. In addition, it provides global investment research services. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
By John Reese At 2011-10-20
Shares in Goldman Sachs are well off their lows of the session, having earlier dropped as much as 6.45% to a 31-month low of $84.27. The stock remains firmly in the red, however, down 2.1% at $88.18 as of 11:30 am in New York. Not surprisingly, options on financial stocks and the XLF are some of the most active today on fears that Europe, and potentially the U.S., may see a double-dip recession. Shares in Goldman Sachs Group have been hammered lower in the past few months, but put activity in the November contract suggests the worst is yet to come for shareholders. It looks like one investor initiated a bearish put spread, buying roughly 2,700 puts at the Nov. $80 strike for an average premium of $7.08 each, and selling around the same number of puts at the lower Nov.$60 strike at an average premium of $2.67 apiece. Net premium paid to initiate the spread amounts to $4.41 per contract, thus positioning the investor to profit should Goldman’s shares drop 14.3% from the current price of $88.18 to breach the effective breakeven point on the downside at $75.59 at expiration. Maximum potential profits of $15.59 per contract are available on the bearish position in the event that GS shares plummet 32.0% to trade below $60.00 come expiration in November. Continued turmoil overseas could see the selloff in Goldman’s shares worsen in months ahead, which may work to the put-spreader’s advantage. Meanwhile, the company is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings ahead of the opening bell on October 18.
By Jeff Cox At 2011-9-1 0
Goldman Sachs(GS) has helped lead the charge in GDP downgrades, with a forecast of 1 to 1.5 percent growth.
But Goldman chief economist Jan Hatzius said in a CNBC appearance on Thursday that he also believes things have improved and the firm is likely to change its outlook.
"We’ve been working with a 1 percent number for the third quarter, but it now actually looks like it might come in a little stronger than that," he said.
By Curtis Hesler At 2011-8-28
Goldman Sachs’ stock has suffered recently from three consecutive quarters of negative earnings growth. The company, however, is the biggest and the best in the investment banking and trading business and has one of the top prime brokerage and managed account businesses in the world. GS is a 5% position for Fairholme, so the shares are likely substantially undervalued on earnings and cash flows. The stock trades for a small premium to a growing book value and their core businesses are not drying up any time soon.
By Admin At 2011-8-26
Current Price: $168.80 12-month target: $250
- Pickup in M&A and IPO activity will launch the rest of Goldman’s business ventures
- Lower compensation expenses due to protests.
- Goldman’s fixed-income, currencies, and commodities business should soar.
- Healthy balance sheet and advantage over its peers due to its premium brand name.
- Goldman is a very attractive opportunity right now and it is undervalued compared to what it should be pegged at.
By Louis Navellier At 2011-11-17
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is known as a bank holding and financial holding company that provides numerous financial services to its clients. GS might be known internationally, but a year-to-date drop of 42% has dragged this bank stock’s name through the mud.
Top Gold Stocks To Buy For 2014:Eldorado Gold Corp (EGO)Eldorado Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery, exploration, development, production, and reclamation of gold properties in Brazil, the People?s Republic of China, Greece, and Turkey. It operates the Kisladag gold mine in Turkey; the Jinfeng, Tanjianshan, and White Mountain gold mines in the People?s Republic of China; and the Vila Nova iron ore mine in Brazil. The company?s development projects include the Efemcukuru gold mine in Turkey, the Eastern Dragon gold mine in the People?s Republic of China, the Perama Hill gold project in Greece, and the Tocantinzinho gold project in Brazil. As of December 31, 2010, Eldorado Gold Corporation had 18.7 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves. The company was formerly known as Eldorado Corporation Ltd. and changed its name to Eldorado Gold Corporation in April 1996. Eldorado Gold Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
By Vatalyst At 2011-10-15
A Canadian international gold producer operating in China, Turkey, Brazil and Greece, Eldorado Gold Corporation is working on bringing up their production to approximately 1.5 million ounces of gold annually in 2015. The top performing S&P/TSX Composite Index in 2008 and in 2009, Eldorado Gold returned 34% last year and a 32% quarterly earnings growth. With a market capitalization of $8.9 billion it shows a trailing P/E ratio of 43x. It is expected to earn $0.52 per share in 2012.
Top Gold Stocks To Buy For 2014:Apollo Gold Corporation (BRD)Brigus Gold Corp. engages in the extraction, processing, refining, and production of gold and other by-product metals primarily in North America. The company principally produces gold and silver. It primarily owns the Black Fox Complex and Black Fox Mill properties located in the Timmins Mining District in the Province of Ontario, Canada; the Goldfields project located in the Lake Athabasca region of Saskatchewan, Canada; and the Ixhuatan property located in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Brigus Gold Corp., through its joint venture, holds interests in the Ampliacion Pueblo Viejo and Loma El Mate gold exploration projects located in the Dominican Republic. The company was formerly known as Apollo Gold Corporation and changed its name to Brigus Gold Corp. in June 2010. Brigus Gold Corp. was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.
By Barker At 2011-10-30
Seeming to glide beneath the radar of the investment community, I encourage Fools not to overlook the growth potential of Brigus Gold. Paralyzing gold hedges have been exterminated, the Black Fox mine is yielding improved production, and the company expects to add a second producing gold mine by 2013. Precious metal hedge fund Sprott Asset Management added a new position in Brigus during the third quarter of 2010, and I consider the company an attractive acquisition target as well as a prospective growth engine in its own right.
By Christopher Barker At 2011-9-2
My recent visit to Brigus Gold’s Black Fox mining complex in Ontario left me so utterly confident in the company’s gathering growth momentum that I doubled my personal holding and encouraged my readers to dig into this remarkable turnaround story. A rocky path to production for predecessor Apollo Gold may have damaged the mine’s reputation among investors, but under Brigus Gold this operation is rapidly hit ting its stride. Brigus recently initiated a mill expansion ! that wil l bring capacity to 2,200 tons per day, and is mulling a subsequent expansion to 3,500 tons per day to coincide with anticipated production from some remarkable new gold discoveries within the Black Fox complex.
Brigus released a new round of assays from exploration drilling at the exciting 147 Zone, including a breathtaking bonanza intercept of 4,165 grams per ton (133.9 ounces per ton!) over 1 meter; while nearby holes confirmed significant continuity of high-grade gold mineralization at depth (including one 50-meter interval grading 3.96 grams per ton). Click here to see what 4,165 grams per ton of gold looks like in a drill core. The 147 Zone continues to reveal outstanding development potential, facilitated by pre-existing underground infrastructure from historical underground mining nearby, and the deposit remains open to further expansion in all directions.
Top Gold Stocks To Buy For 2014:Claude Resources Inc. (CGR)Claude Resources Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal properties, as well as production and marketing of minerals in Canada. It primarily explores for gold in northern Saskatchewan and northwestern Ontario. The company holds interests in the Seabee gold mine located at Laonil Lake, northern Saskatchewan; and the Madsen property that consists of 6 contiguous claim blocks totaling approximately 10,000 acres, located in the Red Lake Mining District of northwestern Ontario. It also holds interest in the Amisk Gold project, which covers an area of 13,800 hectares in the province of Saskatchewan. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Saskatoon, Canada.
By Christopher Barker At 2011-9-2
Hardly a johnny-come-lately, Claude Resources initiated small-scale gold production from its flagship Seabee mine in Saskatchewan in 1991. Just last year, Claude added the Santo y 8 mine to that operation to offer a touch of timely growth. Meanwhile, the operation hosts a number of compelling exploration targets like the recently discovered Neptune zone. After 10 of 15 recent drill holes from Neptune featured visible gold, including a nice high-grade intercept of 84.66 g/t over 3.2 meters, prospects are building for Claude to add some additional years to this time-tested operation.
While I welcome the existing cash flow from Seabee, my investment thesis for Claude Resources centers around a pair of exciting exploration properties: the Amisk joint venture project southeast of Seabee and the Madsen property at Red Lake, Ontario. At Madsen, historical gold production between 1938 and 1976 yielded 2.4 million ounces at an average grade of 9 g/t. To date, Claude has identified an indicated resource of 928,000 ounces at a comparable grade. At Amisk, drill intercepts of eye-catching thickness suggest strong potential for a profitable open pit operation, including an intercept of 2.16 g/t over 241 meters! The deposit’s 921,000 indicated gold-equivalent ounces represent only an early stage hint of the deposit’s full potential. The stock is a top-10 holding for Sprott Asset Management, and a core holding for this Fool as well.