8. Northgate Minerals ( NXG) is a Canada-based gold and copper company with operations, development projects and exploration properties in Canada and Australia. The company is focused on the Kemess mine in British Columbia, Canada; Fosterville in Australia; Stawell in Australia; and Young-Davidson, located near the town of Kirkland Lake, Ontario.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2011 came in at $123 million, down 1.8% from $125.3 million in the first quarter of the prior year. Metal sales were 56,937 ounces of gold at a realized price of $1,386 per ounce, and 9 million pounds of copper at a realized price of $2.77 per pound. Adjusted net profit stood at $7.5 million or 2 cents per share, compared to $6.3 million or 2 cents per share.

Cash flow from operations was a strong $40.1 million or 14 cents per share. Subsequently, cash and cash equivalents stood at $308.1 million, while the company had a current ratio of 3.55

Of the eight analysts covering the stock, 75% recommend a buy, while the remaining rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. On average, analysts estimate 49.2% upside to $4.28 in value from current levels.

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