National Bank Financial lifts Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] price estimate. Who else is bullish?



Barrick Gold Corporation [NYSE: GOLD] price surged by 0.96 percent to reach at $0.18. The company report on December 29, 2021 that North Mara Achieves Tailings Storage Target.

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Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:GOLD) (TSX:ABX) – Barrick’s North Mara mine today announced that it had achieved its commitment to bring the operation’s tailings storage facility’s (TSF) pond back within its permitted design capacity by the end of this year.

A sum of 14236035 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 17.24M shares. Barrick Gold Corporation shares reached a high of $19.075 and dropped to a low of $18.78 until finishing in the latest session at $19.00.

The one-year GOLD stock forecast points to a potential upside of 33.84. The average equity rating for GOLD stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $28.72 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.

National Bank Financial have made an estimate for Barrick Gold Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on October 15, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, KeyBanc Capital Markets raised their target price to Sector Weight. The new note on the price target was released on September 24, 2021, representing the official price target for Barrick Gold Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Barrick Gold Corporation is set at 0.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for GOLD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.81. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.43, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.86. Price to Free Cash Flow for GOLD in the course of the last twelve months was 19.94 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.10.

GOLD Stock Performance Analysis:

Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.32. With this latest performance, GOLD shares gained by 3.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -7.30% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.91% 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 57.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.61, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.03 for Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 19.05, while it was recorded at 18.60 for the last single week of trading, and 20.51 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Barrick Gold Corporation 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 3.10 and a Current Ratio set at 4.00.


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 -7.20%.

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Barrick Gold Corporation [GOLD] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $18,167 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 83,831,962, which is approximately -5.694% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 64,790,052 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.23 billion in GOLD stocks shares; and FLOSSBACH VON STORCH AG, currently with $1.05 billion in GOLD stock with ownership of nearly 0.534% of the company’s market capitalization.

303 institutional holders increased their position in Barrick Gold Corporation [NYSE:GOLD] by around 54,830,534 shares. Additionally, 324 investors decreased positions by around 78,886,632 shares, while 140 investors held positions by with 822,459,349 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 956,176,515 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. GOLD stock had 68 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,561,842 shares, while 87 institutional investors sold positions of 5,559,672 shares during the same period.