In terms of the security of its mining claims, along with permitting, the people with whom it works and metallurgical technology, Stans is a stronger company than it was when REE prices peaked in 2011. It also has a solid partnership with the Russian government — a significant coup with regard to advancing the project and an advantage that could come into play when it comes to looking for a large-scale customer further down the line.
The company's shares took a significant knock this year and are currently priced at 44 cents — above Stans' 52-week low of 28 cents and well below its one-year high of $1.59. Stans Energy has 157,263,986 shares outstanding and a market capitalization of $69.98 million.
Securities Disclosure: I, Adam Currie, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.3 Rare Earth Stocks to Watch in 2013 from Rare Earth Investing News