BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Gold has remained at the forefront of the market, despite ongoing calls for a top. The metal rallied 27% in 2010. It is down modestly in 2011, but with elevated prices, gold producers are attractive stocks as their profit margins are still at cyclical highs. TheStreet's quantitative equity model, which evaluates fundamentals and share-price performance, ranks the "buy." It expects them to deliver solid risk-adjusted returns in the next 12 months. They are ordered by net score, from good to great.5. Eldorado Gold (EGO - Get Report) is an exploration, mining and processing company, with gold mining interests in Turkey, Greece and China. Its stock has risen 33% in 12 months, but has corrected 3.3% in the past three.
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