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Can Gold Mining Stocks Keep Rising?

Gold on the COMEX settled above $1,225 an ounce on Thursday, its highest point since early March, but still around $100 an ounce below its 12-month high. The yellow metal ...
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Investor Demand for Gold Up for First Time Since Late 2012

The World Gold Council released its first-quarter report on gold demand trends Thursday morning, and the results show a mostly flat performance compared with the first quarter of 2014. Overall ...
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Apollo Calls to Abandon Ship on Noranda

Secondary offerings are often meant for companies to raise more capital, but in the case of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NYSE: NOR), it appears that this is a call by ...
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Merrill Lynch Still Sees Massive Turnaround Upside in AK Steel

Analyst upgrades are a great opportunity for investors to reevaluate their positions in different markets, whether it is commodities or technology. In this case, Merrill Lynch sees a buying opportunity ...
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Should Syngenta Take the Offer From Monsanto?

Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) confirmed Friday morning that it had made a private proposal to acquire Switzerland-based Syngenta A.G. (NYSE: SYT) for 449 Swiss francs (about $484) per share in ...
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More Turnaround Concerns for Steel Industry, Including US Steel

Steel companies were supposed to be entering a turnaround in 2015. The strong dollar and weaker international markets have gotten in the way. Most earnings reports from the U.S.-based international ...
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Low Commodity Prices Upend Silver Wheaton Profits

Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW) reported first-quarter 2015 results after markets closed Thursday. The silver streaming company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 on revenues of $130.5 ...
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Starbucks Stops Sourcing Ethos Water From California

California Governor Jerry Brown should be pleased with Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX). The coffee chain will stop using the state as a source for its Ethos Water. Fortunately, Starbucks has other ...
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Are Hecla Earnings Pressures Remaining Into 2016?

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE: HL) has reported earnings, and a good news and bad news argument remains in place in its turnaround. While earnings were close to being in line ...
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Mosaic Earnings Hit by Production, Export Issues

The Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The fertilizer maker reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.70 on revenues of $2.1 billion. In ...
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Do Cliffs Natural Resources Earnings Mark a Turnaround?

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) reported first quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. For the quarter, the iron ore and coal miner posted adjusted net earnings per ...
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Can Cliffs Save Itself With Earnings?

After markets close on Tuesday, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) is scheduled to report first-quarter 2015 earnings. The current estimates call for a net loss in earnings of $0.19 ...
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Is Newmont Now the Best Big Gold Stock?

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) just received a favorable upgrade from none other than Credit Suisse. The brokerage firm upgraded Newmont to an Outperform rating from Neutral, with a price ...
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How Newmont Managed to Double Its Profits

Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings after markets closed Thursday. The gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 on revenues of $2.0 billion. In ...
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What to Watch for in Newmont Mining Earnings

After markets close Thursday evening, Newmont Mining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) is set to report first-quarter earnings. Analysts have a consensus earnings per share (EPS) estimate of $0.23 on sales of ...
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