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Why Gold Miners Haven’t Magnified Gold’s Gains in 2018

As of February 12, 2018, performance-wise, the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) had significantly diverged this year. Such divergence is not unusual. (22-2)

Why Intermediate Gold Miners Have Underperformed Gold

Compared with senior gold miners, intermediate gold miners are smaller in terms of production and market capitalization. However, they are all generally liquid, unlike their junior counterparts (GDXJ). Intermediate miners’ geographical diversification is usually lower than that of senior gold miners. (61-1)

Brio Gold Agrees to Increased Offer from Leagold

2018-02-16 marketwired
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 16, 2018) - Brio Gold Inc. ("Brio Gold") (TSX: BRIO) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") pursuant to which Leagold Mining Corporation ("Leagold") will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Brio Gold (the "Transaction"), based on an increased value for Brio Gold shareholders. The combined company will be a high-growth, intermediate gold producer, having four operating mines and an advanced-stage development project, which are located in Mexico and Brazil, two attractive mining jurisdictions in the Americas. (15-0)

Yamana Gold Inc. to Host Earnings

2018-02-16 accesswire

Rating for Yamana Gold (AUY) Drops….. Weak Quant Score

2018-02-14 investorplace
Factors in Yamana Gold's (NYSE:AUY) current Hold recommendation, which was recently downgraded from a Buy, are analytical scores that are near average, a ranking in the company's sector group that is in the top half, a ranking in its industry group that is in the top quarter, and a mathematical computation of risk/reward that is better than average. The company's recommendation may have been impacted adversely by being in a sector and an industry group that are rated below average in attractiveness. (10-0)

ABX vs. NEM: Which Is the Better Gold Stock Ahead of Earnings?

2018-02-13 zacks
Gold enjoyed a positive run in 2017, surging more than 12%, its strongest gain since 2010. The performance is particularly noteworthy in a year when the U.S. Federal Reserve has been hiking rates and equity markets remained strong. (89-0)

Yamana Gold (AUY) Inks Deal to Improve Gold Supply Chain

2018-02-13 zacks
Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY - Free Report) and Emergent Technology Holdings LP have inked a licensing agreement that enables the former to license the latter’s supply chain solution — Responsible Gold using blockchain technology platform. Emergent’s blockchain technology supply chain solution traces the origin of conflict-free gold from mines to refineries and through vaults. The solution leverages blockchain technology to administer contracts among the parties involved in the delivery of gold-bearing material including refineries, miners, insurance companies and logistics providers. (12-1)

How the Interest Rate Hike Is Playing on Precious Metals

Another element besides the fluctuations of the US dollar that could have led to the fall in precious metals is the US interest rate. The Fed has kept investors on their toes with the rise in interest rates playing on the equity market slump. That, in turn, has impacted global equities. Asian equities were trading close to their six-week lows on Thursday. (16-0)

Southwestern Energy Updates 2017 Reserve, Issues 2018 View

2018-02-12 zacks
Southwestern Energy Company (SWN - Free Report) issued 2017 highlights and 2018 guidance based on a NYMEX gas price of $2.85. Amid commodity price volatility, the company was able to achieve targets cited in 2017 guidance. Southwestern Energy made investments through net cash flow, which included $200 million from the 2016 equity offering. In 2017, total net production was 897 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe), of which 89% was natural gas and 11% was NGLs and condensates. (14-0)

Is FLIR Systems (FLIR) Set for Another Earnings Beat in Q4?

2018-02-12 zacks
FLIR Systems Inc. (FLIR - Free Report) is slated to report fourth-quarter 2017 results, before the opening bell on Feb 14. (18-0)

Will CMS Energy (CMS) Disappoint Investors in Q4 Earnings?

2018-02-12 zacks
CMS Energy Corporation (CMS - Free Report) is set to report fourth-quarter 2017 financial results on Feb 14, before the market opens. Last quarter, the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 12.73%. Notably, it surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the trailing four quarters, the average beat being 0.61%. Let’s see how things are shaping up at the company prior to this announcement. (53-0)

Henry Schein (HSIC) Q4 Earnings to Show Growth in All Lines?

2018-02-12 zacks
Henry Schein, Inc. (HSIC - Free Report) is expected to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 20. (24-0)

QIAGEN's QFT-Plus Approval in Japan to Expand Customer Base

2018-02-12 zacks
QIAGEN N.V. (QGEN - Free Report) recently announced the receipt of Japan’s Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare approval for QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) as an in vitro diagnostic to detect tuberculosis (TB) infection.  (20-0)

Will Aaron's (AAN) Return to Earnings Beat Trend in Q4?

2018-02-12 zacks
We expect Aaron's, Inc. (AAN - Free Report) to beat expectations when it reports fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 15. The company posted negative earnings surprise of 20.4% in the last reported quarter. However, the company delivered positive earnings surprises in the preceding three quarters. Consequently, it recorded an average trailing four-quarter beat of 7.3%. Let’s see how things are shaping up prior to this announcement. (19-0)

Will America Movil (AMX) Disappoint Investors in Q4 Earnings?

2018-02-12 zacks
America Movil (AMX - Free Report) is scheduled to release fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 13, after the market closes. (16-0)