3 Stocks Driving The Metals & Mining Industry Higher

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 16,563 as of Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,605 declining with 179 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the industry include Eldorado Gold ( EGO), up 3.0%, Kinross Gold ( KGC), up 2.5%, Franco-Nevada ( FNV), up 2.4%, Southern Copper ( SCCO), up 1.3% and POSCO ( PKX), up 0.6%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3. Goldcorp ( GG) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Goldcorp is up $0.54 (1.9%) to $28.79 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of Goldcorp exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.34-$29.06 after having opened the day at $28.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.25.

Goldcorp Inc. is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of precious metal properties in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Central and South America. Goldcorp has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 30.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate Goldcorp a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Goldcorp as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been an overall disappointing return on equity. Get the full Goldcorp Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Newmont Mining ( NEM) is up $0.59 (2.2%) to $27.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Newmont Mining exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.61-$27.35 after having opened the day at $26.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.53.

Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, acquires, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver deposits. The company's assets or operations are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, New Zealand, Mexico, and Suriname. Newmont Mining has a market cap of $13.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Newmont Mining a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newmont Mining as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been a generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Newmont Mining Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Barrick Gold ( ABX) is up $0.44 (2.4%) to $19.14 on average volume. Thus far, 6.2 million shares of Barrick Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.80-$19.26 after having opened the day at $18.86 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.70.

Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. It is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold has a market cap of $21.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 6.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Barrick Gold a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 15 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick Gold as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow. Get the full Barrick Gold Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 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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