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Best Performing Precious Metals Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
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 2020 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 Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Precious Metals stocks are listed below.
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Top Precious Metals Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) 2) DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) 3) International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (THM) 4) Avino Silver (ASM) 5) Gold Fields Limited (GFI)
 6) Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) 7) Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM) 8) Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) 9) Vista Gold Corporation (VGZ) 10) New Gold Inc. (NGD)

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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:

Northern Dynasty Minerals

Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. acquires, explores for, and develops mineral properties in the United States. Its principal mineral property is the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum project that includes 2,402 miner ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Northern Dynasty Minerals.
The Vancouver, BC-headquartered company Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Precious Metals of 2020. The Basic Materials sector business falls under the Precious Metals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Northern Dynasty Minerals has changed by 232.56 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.43 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.43 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $179.27 million to $691.33 million during the same period. Along with Precious Metals, the company is also in the business of Basic Materials, Industrial Metals & Minerals, among other usual products and services.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DRDGOLD.
During the given months of the year 2020, DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) was successful in generating YTD returns of 204.87 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 $15.64 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $338.31 million to $1.28 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.

International Tower Hill Mines

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd., a mineral exploration company, acquires and explores for mineral properties Canada and the United States. It holds or has rights to acquire ownership or leasehold ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of International Tower Hill Mines.
Based on the market-cap change from $101.28 million to $279.21 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.54 per share to a price of $1.5 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, International Tower Hill Mines Ltd (THM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 177.78 percentage. Standing at the number three rank in the top performing list of Precious Metals stocks, the Canada-based International Tower Hill Mines is categorized as the Precious Metals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector.

Avino Silver

Avino Silver & Gold Mines Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and sale of silver, gold, and copper; and the acquisition, exploration, and advancement of mineral properties. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Avino Silver.
The Canada-based Avino Silver (ASM) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Precious Metals company. The stock of Avino Silver ended the previous year at a price of $0.58 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $1.38 apiece, which indicates a change of 137.93 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Precious Metals for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $44.31 million. It has now changed to $114.95 million as of writing.

Gold Fields

Gold Fields Limited operates as a gold producer with reserves and resources in South Africa, Ghana, Australia, and Peru. It holds interests in 7 operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent producti ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Gold Fields.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Gold Fields Limited (GFI) 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 Gold Fields has so far gained 110 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $6.6 per share and year-to-date price of $13.86 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $5.51 billion to $12.07 billion.

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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kinross Gold.
The Canada-based Basic Industries sector company Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC) holds the number six spot among the best performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector. Classified as the Precious Metals business, the stock price of Kinross Gold ended the previous year at a price of $4.74 per share while it reached the level of $9.87 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 108.23%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $12.36 billion.

Polymet Mining

PolyMet Mining Corp. explores for and develops natural resource properties. Its primary mineral property is the NorthMet project that includes NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals ore body covering an area of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Polymet Mining.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.25 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $0.51 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 103.96 percentage. The Toronto, ON-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $255.88 million to $513.13 million.

Harmony Gold Mining

Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, incorporated on August 25, 1950, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration, extraction and processing. The Companys segments include ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Harmony Gold Mining.
Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) has moved by 90.08 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Basic Industries sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $3.63 apiece to the price of $6.9 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the South Africa-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.89 billion to $4.01 billion over the same duration.

Vista Gold

Vista Gold Corp., incorporated on June 11, 2013, is engaged in the gold mining industry. The Company focuses on the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and advancement of gold exploration. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vista Gold.
Vista Gold (VGZ) generated percentage returns of 87.67 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $0.73 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $1.37 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $72.98 million to $139.87 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.

New Gold

New Gold Inc., an intermediate gold mining company, engages in the development and operation of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold, silver, and copper deposits. The company's operating ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of New Gold.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector is taken by New Gold Inc. (NGD). The company's stock price changed from $0.88 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $1.65 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 87.5 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Canada-based Basic Industries sector company was from $597.36 million to $1.11 billion. 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.
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