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Best Performing Precious Metals Stocks of 2019

Updated May 3, 2019
Since centuries, human beings have had an affinity as well as a requirement to securely store value for the bad times. Precious metals offer that possibility, where different kinds of metals of high value have been used as a medium of storage for monetary value. Even today, gold and silver bars are used by modern day banks as well as regulators as reliable storage units. Gold, Silver, Platinum and Palladium are the most popular forms of precious metals. Gold and silver have been used since ages, while platinum and palladium have been gaining popularity recently. Hundreds of companies all across the different regions work in the business of precious metals. Instead of purchasing the physical metal, purchasing stocks of such companies is preferred by many investors as it takes away the headaches of safe storage. However, such investments also come with the stock specific risks of a particular company stock.
Among the various Precious Metals companies whose stocks are listed on stock exchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Precious Metals stocks?
This article provides a list of Precious Metals stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Precious Metals stocks between the end of the previous year and May 3, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Precious Metals stocks are listed below.
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Top Precious Metals Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Precious Metals sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TRX) 2) Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) 3) Solitario Exploration and Royalty Corp (XPL) 4) Trilogy Metals Inc. (TMQ) 5) Taseko Mines Limited (TGB)
 6) Hudbay Minerals Inc. (HBM) 7) Ur Energy Inc (URG) 8) Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF) 9) MAG Silver Corporation (MAG) 10) Golden Star Resources, Ltd (GSS)
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Performance of Top Precious Metals Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration

Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral property interests in the United Republic of Tanzania. The company primarily explores for gold deposits. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-based Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TRX) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Precious Metals company. The stock of Tanzanian Royalty Exploration ended the previous year at a price of $0.35 per share. As of May 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $0.67 apiece, which indicates a change of 92.14 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Precious Metals for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $46.39 million. It has now changed to $96.24 million as of writing.

Comstock Mining

Comstock Mining Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and silver in Nevada. The company operates through Mining and Real Estate segments. The Mining segment owns and con ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Nevada, NV, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Precious Metals. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Comstock Mining has so far gained 72.86 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.14 per share and year-to-date price of $0.24 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $9.42 million to $19.55 million. The stock of Comstock Mining continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Solitario Exploration and Royalty

Solitario Zinc Corp., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of zinc properties in Peru and Alaska. Its principal mineral property assets are the 39% interest in the Florida Canyon zinc project located in Peru; and the 50% interest in the Lik zinc deposit located in ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Colorado, CO-based Basic Industries sector company Solitario Exploration and Royalty Corp (XPL) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector. Classified as the Precious Metals business, the stock price of Solitario Exploration and Royalty ended the previous year at a price of $0.24 per share while it reached the level of $0.39 apiece as of May 3, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 62.04%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $22.61 million. Few leading stock market index includes Solitario Exploration and Royalty in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Trilogy Metals

Trilogy Metals Inc., a base metals exploration company, explores for and develops mineral properties in the United States. It principally holds interests in the Upper Kobuk mineral projects that include the Arc ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Vancouver, BC-headquartered company Trilogy Metals Inc. (TMQ) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Precious Metals of 2019. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Precious Metals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Trilogy Metals has changed by 44.51 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1.73 per share and year-to-date closing price of $2.5 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $227.64 million to $329.55 million during the same period. Along with Precious Metals, the company is also in the business of Basic Industries, Basic Materials, Industrial Metals & Minerals, among other usual products and services.

Taseko Mines

Taseko Mines Limited is a mining company. The Company is principally engaged in the production and sale of metals, as well as related activities, including exploration and mine development, within the province of British Columbia, Canada and the State of Arizona, the United States. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Taseko Mines Limited (TGB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 40.45 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Canada-based Taseko Mines closed at a price of $0.47 per share, while it traded at a price of $0.66 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $105.68 million to $165.86 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Precious Metals sector business.

Hudbay Minerals

Hudbay Minerals Inc., an integrated mining company, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the discovery, production, and marketing of base and precious metals in North and South America. It produ ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $1.23 billion to $1.74 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $4.72 per share to a price of $6.6 per share as of May 3, 2019, Hudbay Minerals Inc. (HBM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 39.83 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Precious Metals stocks, the Canada-based Hudbay Minerals is categorized as the Precious Metals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector.

Ur Energy

Ur-Energy Inc. (Ur-Energy), incorporated on August 8, 2006, is an exploration-stage mining company. The Company is engaged in uranium mining, recovery and processing activities, including the acquisition, exploration, development and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Ur Energy Inc (URG) has moved by 37.22 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.65 apiece to the price of $0.89 per share between the end of December of the previous year and May 3, 2019. The smart run of the Canada-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $102.99 million to $142.43 million over the same duration.

Cliffs Natural Resources

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. operates as an iron ore mining company in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates four iron ore mines, including the Tilden mine in Michigan; and the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (CLF), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $7.69 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $10.3 per share as of May 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 33.94 percentage. The Ohio, OH-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $2.29 billion to $2.91 billion. The Precious Metals specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

MAG Silver

MAG Silver Corp. focuses on acquiring, exploring, and development of mineral properties in Canada. It explores for copper, gold, silver, lead, and zinc deposits. The company primarily holds interests ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector is taken by MAG Silver Corporation (MAG). The company's stock price changed from $7.3 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.53 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 30.55 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Canada-based Basic Industries sector company was from $624.63 million to $819.77 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Golden Star Resources

Golden Star Resources Ltd., incorporated on May 15, 1992, is a gold mining and exploration company. The Companys segments include Wassa, Bogoso/Prestea, Other and Corporate. The Company, through its subsidiary, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Golden Star Resources (GSS) generated percentage returns of 29.52 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $3.15 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $4.08 per share as of May 3, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $346.01 million to $446.87 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Basic Industries speciality business with further classification in the Precious Metals sub-category. Based in Colorado, CO, the YTD performance of the Precious Metals sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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