Van Eck Associates Corp buys $1,299,052,289 stake in Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (ABX)

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (ABX) : Van Eck Associates Corp scooped up 9,942,301 additional shares in Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 59,726,542 shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) which is valued at $1,299,052,289.Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) makes up approximately 6.04% of Van Eck Associates Corp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Platinum Investment Management Ltd reduced its stake in ABX by selling 572,938 shares or 49.41% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 586,595 shares of ABX which is valued at $12,758,441. Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) makes up approx 0.29% of Platinum Investment Management Ltd’s portfolio.Bridgewater Associates Lp boosted its stake in ABX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 903,853 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,112,956 shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) which is valued at $45,956,793. Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) makes up approx 0.54% of Bridgewater Associates Lp’s portfolio.Cibc Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in ABX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,059,555 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,679,985 shares of Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) which is valued at $194,605,264. Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) makes up approx 1.43% of Cibc Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.

Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) opened for trading at $17.99 and hit $18.625 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $18.39, with a gain of 1.04% or 0.19 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,02,24,871 shares. Company has a market cap of $21,430 M.

On the company’s financial health, Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.15. The company had revenue of $2012.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2073.46 million. The company’s revenue was down -9.8 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.01 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Barrick Gold Corporation (USA). Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) was Initiated by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Aug 9, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Aug 8, 2016 to “Equal Weight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 22 from a previous price target of $14 .Citigroup Initiated Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) on Aug 2, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $29.

Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick) is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in the production and sale of gold and copper as well as related activities such as exploration and mine development. The Company operates in segments: eight individual gold mines Acacia and Pascua-Lama project. The remaining operating segments have been grouped into two other categories: its remaining gold mines and its two copper mines. The Company sells its production in the world market through the distribution channels: gold bullion is sold in the gold spot market; gold and copper concentrate is sold to independent smelting companies and copper cathode is sold to various manufacturers and traders. The Company has 14 producing gold mines located in Canada the United States Peru Argentina Australia the Dominican Republic and Papua New Guinea. It also holds a 63.9% equity interest in Acacia Mining plc (Acacia) that owns gold mines and exploration properties in Africa.

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