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Is There a Top Pick Among Gold Mining Stocks?

The price of gold has dropped more than $100 an ounce over the past 12 months from a high near $1,390 to around $1,207 at noon on Friday. That is ...
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Newmont Mining Sees Gold Costs, Production Roughly Flat in 2015

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings after markets closed Thursday. For the quarter, the gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17 on ...
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Barrick Gold to Sell More Assets, Cut More Debt in 2015

Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings after markets closed Wednesday. For the quarter, the gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.15 on ...
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What to Expect From Barrick Earnings

After the markets close Wednesday, Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) will report its fourth-quarter financial results. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.13 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.48 ...
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Silver

Silver Miner Hecla Posts Surprise Profit

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the precious metal miner posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.05 ...
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Can Molycorp Stay on the Path to Avoid NYSE Delisting?

Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) saw its shares take another solid leap in Friday’s trading to above the $1 mark. This is potentially a huge development for the company and a ...
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Gold and Silver

A True Surprise in Global Gold Demand Trends for 2014, 2015 and Beyond

The World Gold Council (WGC) has released its annual Global Demand Trends for the year 2014, and there are frankly some real surprises here. You would probably expect that an ...
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Will Top Gold Mining Stocks Blow Away 2015 and 2016 Earnings Estimates?

Almost every time that a sector or industry is left for dead, it comes back to haunt those pronouncing death. Over the years, technology, home-builders, banks, auto companies and others ...
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Aluminum

Is the Turnaround in Aluminum Giants Done?

Over the past 12 months, aluminum prices have performed well, relative to other metals. Aluminum has been driven up in this time as more producers of durable goods have opted ...
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Randgold Boosts Dividend After Light Earnings

Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GOLD) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Monday. For the quarter, the gold mining company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.54 ...
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Can Coal Make a Comeback?

Coal prices in the United States have reached a six-year low and could fall further in 2015. The situation is little better internationally, where Australian coal prices fell more than ...
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Is Molycorp Back?

Over the course of this week, shares of Molycorp Inc. (NYSE: MCP) have more than doubled. Monday shares increased 40%, and Tuesday shares grew by another 67%. This begs the ...
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Why Cliffs Could Go Even Lower — Much Lower

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) reported its fourth-quarter earnings after the markets closed on Monday. The financial results came in over the top of estimates but they did not ...
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Arch Coal Sees Coal Sector Woes Continuing in 2015

The coal sector has been under pressure from the current administration for several years. After another rough 2014, the new outlook seems to be a status quo: stormy weather ahead. ...
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Farm Prices Slip as Livestock Production Falls

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on December farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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