Metals & Mining Stocks On The Rise With Help From 3 Stocks

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 97 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%.

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

3. Silver Wheaton ( SLW) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Silver Wheaton is up $0.38 (2.1%) to $18.74 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of Silver Wheaton exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.30-$18.88 after having opened the day at $18.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.36.

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Silver Wheaton Corp. operates as a precious metals streaming company worldwide. The company has 18 long-term purchase agreements and 1 early deposit long-term purchase agreement associated with silver and gold relating to 27 various mining assets. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $7.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 12 analysts who rate Silver Wheaton a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Silver Wheaton 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 weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and deteriorating net income. Get the full Silver Wheaton Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Barrick Gold ( ABX) is up $0.25 (2.2%) to $11.52 on average volume. Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Barrick Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 12.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.21-$11.62 after having opened the day at $11.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.27.

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Barrick Gold Corporation produces and sells gold and copper. The company is also involved in exploration and mine development activities. Barrick Gold has a market cap of $13.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 4.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Barrick Gold a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 13 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Barrick Gold as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full Barrick Gold Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Newmont Mining ( NEM) is up $0.74 (3.1%) to $24.29 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.3 million shares of Newmont Mining exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.50-$24.47 after having opened the day at $23.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.55.

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Newmont Mining Corporation operates in the mining industry. It primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, copper, and silver deposits. The company's operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and New Zealand. Newmont Mining has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 24.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Newmont Mining a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Newmont Mining as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. Get the full Newmont Mining 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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