Active Stocks in Frontline Rating- Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT)

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) [Trend Analysis], stock moved up around 0.24% in early session as its gaining volume of 15.59 Million. To assess the movement of stock we should look over what analysts have to say about the stock current performance. For the Q4 this year, the consensus current earnings per share trend estimates was for $0.20 while for one month ago was $0.21. On annual basis, the FY2016 Estimate trend at current was $0.66 as compared to three months ago was $0.67, according to WSJ analytic reports.

If we glance over stock price target, the analysts were fairly in stock’s favor assigning high price target of 25 and average price target of 20.11. Finally comes the ratings part in which the ABX was evaluated with 13 analysts of WSJ going for Buy ratings in previous quarter, while at present 12 analysts gave Buy ratings from whole pool. The 13 analysts gave Hold ratings in recent rating and 1 stands at “Underweight” position. To sum up all these views, ABX attains Overweight consensus rating in current rating pool.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 6.20%, which maintained for the month at 7.47%. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 8.03% and for the year was 102.58%, while the YTD performance remained at 6.20%. ABX has Average True Range for 14 days of 0.64.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE:POT) [Trend Analysis] pretends to be active mover, stock moved up around 0.33% to trade at $18.52. Analyst’s ratings play a vital role in defining a stock’s performance for the day. Let us check out how WSJ analysts have ranked POT for quarterly and monthly. For recent position, 4 analysts have ranked the POT with Buy ratings while 2 ranked overweight. The co for the one-month period was ranked overweight by 2 analysts. Looking over the last month situation it was ranked as “Buy” by 4 analysts. But the stock was ranked Underweight by 1 number of analysts in current phase while overall the consensus rank was for Hold.

Glancing over stock’s performance with EPS trend, the current quarter estimates trends for EPS by pool of analysts was $0.09 and for one month ago was $0.09, as Q1 2017 Trends estimate stands at $0.12, according to WSJ analytic reports.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 0.80 as current ratio.59, and long-term debt to equity ratio remained 0.59. The Company has gross margin of 22.20% and profit margin was positive 10.10% in trailing twelve months. (Read Latest [Free Analytic] Facts on NYSE:POT and Be Updated)

To accommodate long-term intention, the firm has diverse dividend or yield record, POT has Dividend Yield of 2.16% and experts calculate Return on Investment of 11.60%. The firm has Profit Margin of positive 10.10%.

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Roger Valet

A Seneca Globe News writer since 2013, Roger Valet covers Wall Street and stock market news. In the past Roger covered the real estate market and then moved on to cover corporate management. You can reach Mr. Roger at roger.valet@senecaglobe.com

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