Will Barrick Gold (ABX) Stock Be Affected By This Price Target Decrease?

NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Barrick Gold Corp.'s (ABX) price target was cut to $18.50 from $21.75 by analysts at UBS (UBS) on Friday.

The firm said it lowered its price target on the company, which is engaged in the production and sale of gold, based on estimates regarding depreciation of medium, and near-term copper production.

Shares of Barrick Gold are up 0.24% to $16.79 in pre-market trading this morning.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates BARRICK GOLD CORP as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate BARRICK GOLD CORP (ABX) a SELL. This is driven by multiple weaknesses, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

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