Yamana Gold Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big Moves on October 17, 2012

By Investopedia Staff | October 17, 2012 AAA

The Nasdaq has moved little, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.3% and the Dow has been relatively flat after the morning's trading.

The Gold and Silver sector (SLV) has risen 0.4% overall, and these are the biggest movers in the sector so far:

Company Market Cap Percentage Change
Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE:EXK) $922.4 million -3.7%
AuRico Gold (NYSE:AUQ) $2.23 billion +3.2%
Silver Standard Resources Inc (Nasdaq:SSRI) $1.21 billion +2.4%
Seabridge Gold, Inc (NYSE:SA) $798.6 million +1.8%
Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) $10.33 billion +1.4%
Yamana Gold Inc (NYSE:AUY) $14.52 billion +1.3%
Randgold Resources Ltd (Nasdaq:GOLD) $11.38 billion +1.2%

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Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE:EXK) is currently trading at a share price of $8.96, a 3.7% decline. So far today, the company's volume is 1.9 million shares.

AuRico Gold (NYSE:AUQ) has risen 3.2% and is currently trading at $8.16 per share. At 2.8 million shares, the company's volume so far today is in keeping with the average volume over the past three months.

Silver Standard Resources Inc (Nasdaq:SSRI) is up 2.4% to reach a current price of $15.31 per share. The company's volume is currently 244,174 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 574,603 shares.

Seabridge Gold, Inc (NYSE:SA) is currently trading at $18.72 per share, a 1.8% increase. So far today, the company's volume is 33,110 shares, 0.2 times the average daily volume.

Increasing 1.4%, Eldorado Gold Corporation (NYSE:EGO) is trading at $14.70 per share. The company's volume for the day so far is 1.4 million shares.

Yamana Gold Inc (NYSE:AUY) has moved up 1.3% and is currently trading at $19.58 per share. With 2.4 million shares changing hands so far today, the company's volume is in keeping with its current three-month average.

After rising 1.2%, Randgold Resources Ltd (Nasdaq:GOLD) is currently trading at a share price of $125.33. The company is trading at a volume of 218,073 shares. This is on pace to reach yesterday's trading volume of 427,686 shares.

The Bottom Line No matter the economic climate, Wall Street will always have stocks that make major moves each week. It is important to weigh current activity against historical performance when making any investment decisions. Keep in mind that all these ratios should be compared against historical numbers and industry information in order to get a more complete picture.

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