Several gold-mining concerns drew the attention of Jim Cramer during his "Mad Money" program Thursday evening.
received his bullish imprimatur,
So what are these shiny little nuggets in the bottom of his pan?
Eldorado, a Canadian producer, owns big mines in Turkey and China. Its trailing 12-month revenue is about $250 million. In the latest quarter, it posted per-share earnings of 4 cents, missing expectations by a penny.
Its shares have tracked higher year-to-date by about 15%, on the back of (like all gold producers) gold prices that have been tickling the $1,000 mark. In Friday trading, the stock was changing hands at $8.78, down 4% from the previous session.
Agnico-Eagle Mines, another Canadian producer, brought in revenue over the last 12 months of about $360 million. It takes much of its gold out of the ground in Quebec. In April, the company posted earnings growth of 75%, mostly the result of a gain in previously paid taxes, and trimmed its production estimates for the year to a range between 550,000 and 575,000 ounces.
Its stock is up 10% on the year, and was trading Friday at $54.44, down 3.9%.
Newmont Mining, lastly (and according to Cramer leastly), is among the world's largest gold producers. Based in Colorado, the company has mines all over the world and trailing 12-month revenue of $5.8 billion. Newmont's latest quarterly results were better than expected, though a steep drop (48%) from a year ago.
Newmont stock has trailed its peers, rising by a little more than 9% year-to-date. Friday afternoon, the stock was trading at $45.21, down 3.6%.
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