NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- IAMGOLD (IAG - Get Report) stock is gaining 10.04% to $2.58 in afternoon trading on Thursday after gold prices increased nearly 2% because of a weaker dollar.

Gold for April delivery is rising 1.85% to $1,264.80 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon.

"While still not quite out of the danger zone yet, it looks like gold may be able to extend its rally now that the $1,250 level has been taken out," and City Index technical analyst Fawad Razaqzada told Reuters.

The weaker dollar was triggered by disappointing U.S. economic data that caused concerns over tomorrow's U.S. payrolls data, Reuters reports.

On Friday, gold prices will be pressured if February non-farm payrolls have increased by more than 225,000, Ole Hansen, head of commodities research at Saxo Bank, told Reuters.

Economist surveyed by Reuters, however, only expect payrolls to be up by 190,000.

Stronger U.S. labor data would awaken expectations for a U.S. interest hike, which would make gold more expensive to hold abroad.

IAMGOLD is a Canadian gold mining company with operations in North Western Africa and South America.

Separately, IAMGOLD has a "sell" rating and a letter grade of D at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's feeble earnings per share growth, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

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