Barrick Gold Corporation and More Big Movers in Gold and Silver on December 12, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | December 12, 2012 AAA

After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.2% and the Dow has increased 0.2%.

These are the biggest movers in the Gold and Silver sector (SLV) (+0.6%):

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Seabridge Gold, Inc (NYSE:SA) $718.6 million +4.5%
IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) $4.22 billion +2.9%
Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA (NYSE:BVN) $8.69 billion +2.3%
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) $34.03 billion +1.6%
Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:SLW) $13.04 billion +1.5%
First Majestic (NYSE:AG) $2.59 billion +1.4%
Goldcorp Inc (NYSE:GG) $30.06 billion +1.3%

Broker Summary: Charles Schwab Online Brokerage

Seabridge Gold, Inc (NYSE:SA) has moved up 4.5% and is currently trading at $16.86 per share. At 179,756 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.9 times the current daily average.

Increasing 2.9%, IAMGOLD Corporation (NYSE:IAG) is trading at $11.53 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 877,406 shares.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA (NYSE:BVN) has increased to a share price of $34.94, a 2.3% rise. So far today, 330,191 shares have changed hands, lighter than yesterday's volume of 1.3 million shares.

After rising 1.6%, Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) is currently trading at a share price of $34.56. So far today, 1.9 million shares have changed hands. This is 0.3 times the current three-month average.

Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:SLW) has risen 1.5% and is currently trading at $37.37 per share. The company's volume is currently 1.2 million shares for the day, in line with the current daily average.

First Majestic (NYSE:AG) is up 1.4% to reach a current price of $22.65 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 170,246 shares.

Goldcorp Inc (NYSE:GG) is currently trading at $37.53 per share, a 1.3% increase. The company's volume is currently 1.3 million shares for the day, while it was 4.3 million shares yesterday.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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