Key Factors to Consider Before Investing in Barrick Gold (GOLD)

Barrick Gold sank -4.4% today, compared to the S&P 500's day change of -1.0%. Today's losers may turn out to be tomorrow's winners, so be sure to check the stock's fundamentals before making an investment decision:

  • Barrick Gold has moved -5.9% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 19.9%

  • GOLD has an average analyst rating of buy and is -23.0% away from its mean target price of $21.91 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $0.03

  • Barrick Gold has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 562.3 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $1.12 and its forward P/E ratio is 15.1

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.29 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Barrick Gold is part of the Basic Materials sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 16.53 and an average P/B of 2.07

  • GOLD has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 53.8% and gross profit margins of 0.3%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $688.5 Million, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration, mine development, production, and sale of gold and copper properties. It has ownership interests in producing gold mines that are located in Argentina, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican Republic, Mali, Tanzania, and the United States. The company also has ownership interests in producing copper mines located in Chile, Saudi Arabia, and Zambia; and various other projects located throughout the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Barrick Gold Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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