Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Trade-Ideas LLC identified Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Newmont Mining Corporation as such a stock due to the following factors:
- NEM has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $304.5 million.
- NEM traded 24,719 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:25 AM.
- NEM is up 3% today from Friday's close.
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in NEM with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for NEM NOW at Trade-Ideas More details on NEM: Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and production of gold and copper properties. The company's assets or operations are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Mexico, and New Zealand. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Newmont Mining Corporation a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. The average volume for Newmont Mining Corporation has been 9.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newmont has a market cap of $15.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. The stock has a beta of 0.04 and a short float of 5.1% with 1.99 days to cover. Shares are down 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. TheStreetRatings.com Analysis: TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Newmont Mining Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Metals & Mining industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 823.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $279.00 million to -$2,019.00 million.
- Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, NEWMONT MINING CORP underperformed against that of the industry average and is significantly less than that of the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $288.00 million or 17.00% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite a decrease in cash flow NEWMONT MINING CORP is still fairing well by exceeding its industry average cash flow growth rate of -33.49%.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 34.75%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 851.78% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
- NEWMONT MINING CORP has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, NEWMONT MINING CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.78 versus $1.03 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 52.0% in earnings ($1.82 versus $3.78).
- You can view the full Newmont Mining Corporation Ratings Report.
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