5 Metals & Mining Stocks Nudging The Industry Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Yamana Gold ( AUY), up 5.8%, Kinross Gold Corporation ( KGC), up 5.7%, Eldorado Gold ( EGO), up 5.0% and Southern Copper Corporation ( SCCO), up 1.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

5. Agnico Eagle Mines ( AEM) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Agnico Eagle Mines is up $1.75 (5.4%) to $34.06 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Agnico Eagle Mines exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.82-$34.06 after having opened the day at $33.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $32.31.

Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in Canada, Finland, and Mexico. It primarily explores for gold, as well as silver, copper, zinc, and lead. Agnico Eagle Mines has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 22.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Agnico Eagle Mines a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Agnico Eagle Mines as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Agnico Eagle Mines Ratings Report now.

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4. As of noon trading, Silver Wheaton Corporation ( SLW) is up $0.92 (4.1%) to $23.54 on average volume. Thus far, 3.1 million shares of Silver Wheaton Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.82-$23.55 after having opened the day at $22.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.62.

Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as silver and gold streaming company worldwide. The company has 20 long-term purchase agreements associated with silver and gold relating to 23 mining assets. Silver Wheaton Corporation has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 12.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 16 analysts who rate Silver Wheaton Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton Corporation as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Silver Wheaton Corporation Ratings Report now.

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3. As of noon trading, Goldcorp ( GG) is up $0.74 (2.9%) to $26.28 on average volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of Goldcorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.89-$26.54 after having opened the day at $26.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.54.

Goldcorp Inc. engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and operation of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. It primarily explores for gold ores, as well as for silver, copper, lead, and zinc ores. Goldcorp has a market cap of $20.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 17.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 13 analysts who rate Goldcorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldcorp as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full Goldcorp Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Newmont Mining Corporation ( NEM) is up $0.79 (3.7%) to $22.31 on average volume. Thus far, 6.2 million shares of Newmont Mining Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.75-$22.43 after having opened the day at $21.77 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.52.

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. Newmont Mining Corporation has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate Newmont Mining Corporation a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newmont Mining Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Newmont Mining Corporation Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Barrick Gold Corporation ( ABX) is up $0.49 (2.6%) to $19.38 on light volume. Thus far, 5.8 million shares of Barrick Gold Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 15.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.10-$19.41 after having opened the day at $19.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.89.

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the production and sale of gold and copper. It is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold Corporation has a market cap of $21.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Barrick Gold Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 14 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick Gold Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Barrick Gold Corporation Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the metals & mining industry could consider SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN ( BOS).

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