From a December 10 Industry Report on Metals & Mining published by Haywood Securities.Top companies First on the list is Asanko Gold (TSX:AKG). The company is aiming to become a mid-tier gold producer, and is currently moving ahead with construction at its Asanko gold mine in Ghana, having released an optimized mine plan last month. Asanko is up roughly 24 percent year-to-date, and has gained 34 percent in the past month. Wednesday's Haywood report notes that commercial production is expected to begin at the mine at the start of 2016, as the project is fully financed through construction. Haywood analyst Geordie Mark has assigned Asanko a target price of $3.35. Shares of the company were trading at $2.13 on Wednesday.