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Best Performing Gold Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
Gold has been the leading precious metal since the start of economic activities in the human life. In fact, it was used as the default currency for a very long period before other metal-based coins and paper-based currency notes came into circulation. Centuries later, gold still finds the top rank among metals which hold investment value. To prevent the risk of inflation and erosion of value, individuals and even institutions like banks store money-equivalents in gold holdings making gold an attractive choice for investments. A lot of individuals like to purchase stocks of companies which are deriving their business and revenue from gold and gold-linked activities. They include stocks of companies which are in gold mining, gold purification, gold processing, gold items manufacturing like jewellery, companies offering loan against gold and even those which are offering safe deposits and vaults for storing gold. While there is a long List of Gold ETFs which allow investors the convenience of investing in a basket of several gold stocks, one can always pick and choose individual stocks from the gold industry for investments.
This article provides a list of gold stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual gold stock between the end of the previous and Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating gold stocks are listed below.
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Top Gold Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Gold sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) 2) DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) 3) Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (PZG) 4) Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) 5) Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV)
 6) Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) 7) Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (OR) 8) Barrick Gold Corp (GOLD) 9) Central Fund of Canada Limited (CEF) 10) Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 46 Gold stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Gold ETFs.

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Performance of Top Gold Stocks

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

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.
Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) has moved by 40 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number one among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.44 apiece to the price of $0.62 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Nevada, NV-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $11.21 million to $15.51 million over the same duration. Comstock Mining is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

DRDGOLD

DRDGOLD Limited, a gold mining company, engages in surface gold tailings retreatment business in South Africa. The company's activities include exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting. It re ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) was successful in generating YTD returns of 24.56 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the South Africa-based DRDGOLD closed at a price of $5.13 per share, while it traded at a price of $6.39 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $338.31 million to $572.84 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.

Paramount Gold Nevada

Paramount Gold Nevada Corp., incorporated on June 15, 1992, is an exploration-stage mining company. The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, exploring and developing precious metal projects in ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (PZG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. 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 2020, stock of Paramount Gold Nevada has so far gained 18.9 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.77 per share and year-to-date price of $0.92 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $21.36 million to $25.88 million. The stock of Paramount Gold Nevada 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.

Sibanye Gold

Sibanye Gold Limited (Sibanye), incorporated on December 12, 2002, is a South Africa-based mining company. The Company owns and operates gold and uranium operations, and projects throughout the Witwatersrand Basin. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in South Africa, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Precious Metals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Sibanye Gold has so far gained 14 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $9.93 per share and year-to-date price of $11.32 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $6.53 billion to $7.41 billion.

Franco-Nevada

Franco-Nevada Corporation operates as a gold-focused royalty and stream company in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Australia, and Africa. The company also holds interests in silver, pl ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-based Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Precious Metals company. The stock of Franco-Nevada ended the previous year at a price of $103.3 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $115.6 apiece, which indicates a change of 11.91 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Gold for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $19.47 billion. It has now changed to $21.8 billion as of writing.

Kinross Gold

Kinross Gold Corporation is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2020, Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 6.54 percentage which helped it gain the number six spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Canada-based Kinross Gold closed at a price of $4.74 per share, while it traded at a price of $5.05 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $5.93 billion to $6.33 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Precious Metals sector business.

Osisko Gold Royalties

Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd acquires and manages precious metal and other royalties, streams, and similar interests in Canada and internationally. Its assets include the 5% net smelter return (NSR) roya ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (OR) has moved by 6.18 percentage over the given period of 2020-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 $9.71 apiece to the price of $10.31 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Canada-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.53 billion to $1.62 billion over the same duration.

Barrick Gold

Barrick Gold Corporation explores for and develops mineral properties. The company primarily explores for gold, copper, and silver deposits. It holds a 50% interest in the Veladero, a gold mine locate ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Barrick Gold Corp (GOLD), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $18.59 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $19.72 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 6.08 percentage. The Toronto, Canada-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $33 billion to $35.09 billion.

Central Fund of Canada

Central Fund of Canada Limited (Central Fund), incorporated on November 15, 1961, is an investment holding company. The Companys investment objective is to provide a secure, convenient, low-cost, exchange tradable ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-based Central Fund of Canada Limited (CEF) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Financial Services company. The stock of Central Fund of Canada ended the previous year at a price of $14.66 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $15.23 apiece, which indicates a change of 3.89 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Gold for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $2.83 billion. It has now changed to $2.94 billion as of writing.

Yamana Gold

Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number ten in the list of top stocks stands Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $3.95 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $4.1 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 3.8 percentage. The Canada-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $3.76 billion to $3.92 billion.
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