NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of Goldcorp (GG) are higher by 1.96% to $19.81 in late morning trading on Thursday, as the rebound in the price of gold sends some stocks in the mining sector soaring today.
The precious metal moved above the $1,200 per ounce mark on Wednesday and is continuing to rise, with gold for June delivery up by 0.27% to $1,221.50 per ounce on the COMEX.
Gold is rising off of a weak dollar, which had been lower earlier this morning but is now up slightly by 0.06%, according to the Wall Street Journal dollar index.
Disappointing retail data released on Wednesday pushed the dollar down. Speculation that the Fed will not raise interest rates as soon as previously expected is also helping gold pop.
"The main catalyst was the retail sales slumping. It disappointed a wide audience. Because of that, a rush was back into gold as the dollar sold off hard. It looks like [we] won't see a rate increase in the immediate future", Phillip Streible, senior market strategist at RJO Futures, told CNBC.com.
Goldcorp is a Vancouver, BC.-based gold producer with mines in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates GOLDCORP INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate GOLDCORP INC (GG) a SELL. This is driven by several 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 unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
- 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 188.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $98.00 million to -$87.00 million.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly decreased to $58.00 million or 78.75% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
- Despite any intermediate fluctuations, we have only bad news to report on this stock's performance over the last year: it has tumbled by 27.04%, worse than the S&P 500's performance. Consistent with the plunge in the stock price, the company's earnings per share are down 254.54% compared to the year-earlier quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
- The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Metals & Mining industry and the overall market, GOLDCORP INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- 39.04% is the gross profit margin for GOLDCORP INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of GG's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, GG's net profit margin of -8.55% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: GG Ratings Report