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Best Performing Precious Metals Stocks of 2019

Updated Sep 9, 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 Sep 9, 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) Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO) 2) Alexco Resource Corp (AXU) 3) Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TRX) 4) Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) 5) DRDGOLD Limited (DRD)
 6) Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI) 7) Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) 8) Novagold Resources Inc. (NG) 9) First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) 10) Vista Gold Corporation (VGZ)
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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:

Eldorado Gold

Eldorado Gold Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and mining of gold properties in Turkey, Greece, Brazil, Serbia, Canada, and Romania. The company ho ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-based Eldorado Gold Corporation (EGO) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Precious Metals company. The stock of Eldorado Gold ended the previous year at a price of $2.88 per share. As of Sep 9, 2019, the stock price has reached $8.62 apiece, which indicates a change of 199.31 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 $453.93 million. It has now changed to $1.37 billion as of writing.

Alexco Resource

Alexco Resource Corp. engages in the mineral exploration, and mine development and operational activities primarily in Yukon Territory, Canada. The company explores for silver, lead, and zinc deposits. It prima ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Alexco Resource Corp (AXU) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Precious Metals. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Alexco Resource has so far gained 135.11 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.94 per share and year-to-date price of $2.21 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $101.05 million to $269.09 million.

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 Basic Industries sector company Tanzanian Royalty Exploration Corporation (TRX) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector. Classified as the Precious Metals business, the stock price of Tanzanian Royalty Exploration ended the previous year at a price of $0.35 per share while it reached the level of $0.77 apiece as of Sep 9, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 121%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $114.66 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 and Dividend History.
The South Africa-headquartered company Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) 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 Harmony Gold Mining has changed by 84.92 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1.79 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3.31 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $982.71 million to $1.9 billion during the same period. Along with Precious Metals, the company is also in the business of Gold, Silver, Basic Industries, Basic Materials, 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 and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) was successful in generating YTD returns of 82.21 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 South Africa-based DRDGOLD closed at a price of $2.08 per share, while it traded at a price of $3.79 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $142.91 million to $289.84 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.

Alamos Gold

Alamos Gold Inc. is a Canada-based company, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and extraction of precious metals. The Companys segments include Young-Davidson, Mulatos, El Chanate and Corporate/other. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $1.41 billion to $2.68 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $3.6 per share to a price of $6.48 per share as of Sep 9, 2019, Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 80 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Precious Metals stocks, the Canada-based Alamos Gold is categorized as the Precious Metals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector.

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.
Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) has moved by 70.32 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 $2.83 apiece to the price of $4.82 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 9, 2019. The smart run of the South Africa-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.61 billion to $3.51 billion over the same duration.

Novagold Resources

NovaGold Resources Inc. primarily explores for and develops gold mineral properties in Canada and the United States. Its principal asset is the Donlin Gold property covering an area of 71,420 acres lo ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Novagold Resources Inc. (NG), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $3.95 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $6.59 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. It translates to a change of 66.84 percentage. The Canada-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $1.28 billion to $2.37 billion.

First Majestic Silver

First Majestic Silver Corp. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties with a focus on silver production in Mexico. It owns and operates six silver prod ... 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 First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG). The company's stock price changed from $5.89 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $9.73 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 65.2 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Canada-based Basic Industries sector company was from $1.14 billion to $2.18 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.

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 and Dividend History.
Vista Gold (VGZ) generated percentage returns of 63.19 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $0.53 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $0.86 per share as of Sep 9, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $52.57 million to $93.47 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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