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Besides overall market volatility, the most important determinant of precious metal prices, especially gold’s (IAU) (SLV), is the US dollar. As gold prices reached a five-month low, the US dollar reached a five-month high against a basket of six major world currencies. The US dollar (UUP), as represented by the DXY Currency Index, has risen ~3.6% over the last month.
It seems that the rout in precious metals has also plagued the performance of precious metal mining companies. In this article, we’ll discuss Sibanye Gold (SBGL), Gold Fields (GFI), Yamana Gold (AUY), and Pan American Silver (PAAS), which have fallen 40.9%, 15.8%, and 10.3%, respectively. PAAS has risen 12.8% on a YTD basis.
With continuing downward sentiment in precious metals, it’s important to look at what large traders and hedge funds are doing with their positions in metals. This article focuses on silver, which is predominantly a precious metal and acts as a buffer along with gold during market unrest. Silver was trading at $16.4 per ounce as of 9:00 AM. The resistance level for silver is at a 50-day moving average of $16.
Precious metals stocks peaked in 2011, then bottomed in late 2015, ahead of the broader bottom in commodity equities.
Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS - Free Report) logged a profit of $48.2 million or 31 cents per share for first-quarter 2018, marking a more than two-fold rise from the year-ago profit of $20 million or 13 cents per share. The results in the reported quarter include a $8 million gain from the company's sale of its full ownership of Minera Aquiline Argentina SA that owns the Calcatreu project in Argentina.
In 2017 and 2018 year-to-date, silver miners considerably underperformed silver. Miners are usually a leveraged play on metals, rising by a higher proportion when metal prices rise and falling harder when metal prices weaken. This trend hasn’t been visible lately as company-specific factors exerted more influence on stock prices.
When it comes to precious metals, gold captures most of the spotlight. However, silver could be the real money metal in our current market. That’s because silver has the best of both worlds.
NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) - * The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 48.69 points, or 0.31 percent, to 15,959.50. * The biggest contributor to the TSX gain was Enbridge, up 1.9 percent, to add 9.45 net index points after the pipeline company posted quarterly results and said it may sell more assets this year. Materials was the top sector contributor with a 15 net points boost.
The following slide deck was published by Pan American Silver Corp. in conjunction with their 2018 Q1 earnings call.
Gold and silver were marginally weak on Monday, May 7, declining 0.04% and 0.13%, respectively. Gold traded at $1,312.20 per ounce. Its RSI level has dropped to 30.0, which hints at a near-term reversal in its price. Its implied volatility remained at 9.1%.
Franco-Nevada Corporation price-eps-surprise | Franco-Nevada Corporation Quote The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the first-quarter 2018 is 29 cents, projecting 16% year-over-year growth.
Pan American Silver is a world-class operator which boasts superb operational metrics and a pristine balance sheet.
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Overview Heron is a commercial-stage biotechnology company focused on improving the lives of patients by developing best-in-class treatments that address some of the most important unmet patient needs. Heron Therapeutics is developing novel, patient-focused solutions that apply its innovative science and technologies to already approved pharmacological agents for patients suffering from cancer or pain. On August 9, 2016, its first commercial product, SUSTOL, was approved by the FDA. The company developed SUSTOL for the prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (“CINV”). SUSTOL is indicated, in combination with other antiemetics, in adults for the prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (“MEC”) or anthracycline and cyclophosphamide (“AC”) combination chemotherapy regimens. The company commenced commercial sales of SUSTOL in the U.S. in October 2016. On November 9, 2017...
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