February 18, 2019

Barrick Gold (ABX) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

12 February 2018, 12:32 | Regina Holmes

The institutional investor held 500 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $99,000, down from 312,121 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 1.19% or $1.52 during the last trading session, reaching $126.24. About 19.85M shares traded or 80.78% up from the average.

Barrick Gold Corporation announced that an update on the status of its Pascua-Lama project, located on the border between Argentina and Chile. It has underperformed by 24.96% the S&P500.

Capital Counsel Llc increased its stake in Ecolab Inc Com (ECL) by 22.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Flossbach Von Storch AG now owns 28,677,838 shares of the basic materials company's stock valued at $461,427,000 after buying an additional 2,148,150 shares during the period. Redmond Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Intel Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $205.69B market cap company. The Contrarius Investment Management Ltd holds 530,665 shares with $8.54M value, down from 787,121 last quarter. Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) has declined 7.28% since February 8, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Barrick Gold Corporation (TSE:ABX) to report $0.27 EPS on February, 21.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 6.90 % from last quarter's $0.29 EPS. Zevenbergen Capital Invs holds 0.02% or 4,125 shares in its portfolio. ABX's profit will be $237.30 million for 16.36 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual EPS reported by Barrick Gold Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 31.25% EPS growth.

Among 24 analysts covering Barrick Gold Corp. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company's stock.

The recent session disclosed a 3.46% positive lead over its 52-week stock price low and showed down move of -33.88% over its 52-week high stock price. TD Securities decreased their target price on Barrick Gold to C$22.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 6th. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, February 15 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) has "Sector Perform" rating given on Friday, July 24 by IBC. The third largest holder is Capital World Investors, which now holds $484.47 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 3.02% of its market capitalization. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, May 25 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, December 13 with "Buy". As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Buy" rating by Clarkson Platou on Monday, April 18.

Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $966,233 activity. Company Comml Bank holds 17,266 shares. This nets out to an increase of 4.07 million shares and is a bullish sign for ABX. Krzanich Brian M had sold 5,873 shares worth $267,663 on Tuesday, January 23. If the $12.01 price target is reached, the company will be worth $1.37B less.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.19 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 3,175,587 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $50,521,000 after purchasing an additional 909,926 shares during the period. Miller Management Ltd Partnership reported 13,000 shares. Legacy Prns Inc invested 2.78% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Asset Management holds 0.12% or 27,556 shares. This represents a decrease of -13% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt less pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks. North Star Inv Mgmt Corporation stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA). Shell Asset Mngmt Comm reported 0.81% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC).

Among new and sold out positions, 60 holders initiated new positions by a total of 6.63 million shares and 29 holders exited their positions by a total of 2.56 million shares.

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