JP Morgan lifts Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Barrick Gold Corporation [NYSE: GOLD] slipped around -0.04 points on Friday, while shares priced at $21.77 at the close of the session, down -0.18%. The company report on July 27, 2021 that Barrick Secures Egyptian Exploration Licenses.

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD)(TSX:ABX) has been awarded four exploration licenses for 19 blocks following its participation in the International Bid-Round (1)/2020 led by the Egyptian government for exploration of gold and associated minerals in the highly prospective Eastern Desert region of the country. The Eastern Desert is part of the Proterozoic Arabian Nubian Shield, which hosts the giant Sukari deposit and numerous other gold occurrences, but which has seen no recent systematic exploration.

Barrick intends to work closely with the Egyptian Mineral Resource Authority (EMRA) and other participating exploration and mining companies, over the period of a year, to finalize the terms of Egypt’s exploitation license agreement which will apply to the industry.

Barrick Gold Corporation stock is now -3.89% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. GOLD Stock saw the intraday high of $21.99 and lowest of $21.59 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 31.04, which means current price is +16.79% above from all time high which was touched on 05/19/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 15.38M shares, GOLD reached a trading volume of 10063469 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for GOLD shares is $29.38 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on GOLD stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Barrick Gold Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on February 10, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 11, 2021, representing the official price target for Barrick Gold Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $27 to $28, while Barclays kept a Overweight rating on GOLD stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Barrick Gold Corporation is set at 0.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for GOLD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.03. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.64, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.18. Price to Free Cash Flow for GOLD in the course of the last twelve months was 12.50 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.00.

How has GOLD stock performed recently?

Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.53. With this latest performance, GOLD shares gained by 5.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.12% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -22.50% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for GOLD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.06 for Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 22.03, while it was recorded at 21.35 for the last single week of trading, and 22.74 for the last 200 days.

Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] shares currently have an operating margin of +35.31 and a Gross Margin at +37.36. Barrick Gold Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.56.

Return on Total Capital for GOLD is now 12.78, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 8.81. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.84, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.34. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 22.09. Additionally, GOLD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 18.09, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 11.08. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 22.00, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 18.02.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 18.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.29.Barrick Gold Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.00 and a Current Ratio set at 3.80.

Earnings analysis for Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for GOLD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Barrick Gold Corporation go to -6.10%.

Insider trade positions for Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD]

There are presently around $21,220 million, or 72.10% of GOLD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of GOLD stocks are: VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP with ownership of 88,560,757, which is approximately 5.039% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; FLOSSBACH VON STORCH AG, holding 56,602,627 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.23 billion in GOLD stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $1.17 billion in GOLD stock with ownership of nearly -21.811% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Barrick Gold Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 379 institutional holders increased their position in Barrick Gold Corporation [NYSE:GOLD] by around 74,883,550 shares. Additionally, 291 investors decreased positions by around 110,094,482 shares, while 115 investors held positions by with 789,736,877 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 974,714,909 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GOLD stock had 96 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,147,343 shares, while 92 institutional investors sold positions of 21,356,363 shares during the same period.

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