Boston, MA 10/14/2013 (wallstreetpr) – That gold is currently doing badly on the market is a headache that every player in the industry has to deal with. Miners have lost fortunes in the cold gold market globally, even after a bullish drive with anticipation of a boom in the market. This is where Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:KGC)) finds itself.
It is no surprise that KGC shares caved in $0.06 to close the week weaker at $4.65 on Friday. The Friday’s trade witnessed 11.87 million shares exchange hands, exceeding the daily average share volume of 10.96 million.
KGC shares have been on a decline that is worrying investors. With a market value of $5.31 billion, KGC has witnessed its shares trade as low as $4.53 and as high as $10.52 for the period of 52 weeks.
Mining companies are now ambitiously embracing strategies to keep them out of the red line as they await the gold market to recuperate. For KGC, these strategies have meant withdrawal from some projects and slowed production. A lot of cost cutting policies are also on the table.
The company does have quite a good balance sheet, but something that is throwing it off balance is the weak gold prices.
As the company prepares to release its Q3.13 earnings on November 13, nobody knows exactly what to expect. This is why the conference call that follows a day after the earnings release on November 14 is being awaited with bated breath among investors.
The drag in the Congress is also adding more pain to the cold market, albeit, indirectly. While analysts are raising red flag over holding gold stock, understanding that the market of the premium yellow metal is often on a swing can help cool the nerves. In this sense, keeping the shares a little longer until the gold market begins to behave well can lead to a positive explosion, just the kind that comes when its least expected, but puts the most dollar in the wallet.