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Best Performing Precious Metals Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 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 Feb 14, 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) Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) 2) Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) 3) DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) 4) Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (PLG) 5) Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (PZG)
 6) Eurasian Minerals Inc. (EMX) 7) Solitario Exploration and Royalty Corp (XPL) 8) Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) 9) Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM) 10) Franco-Nevada Corporation (FNV)

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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:

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.
The Nevada, NV-based Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Precious Metals company. The stock of Comstock Mining ended the previous year at a price of $0.44 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $0.62 apiece, which indicates a change of 40 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 $11.21 million. It has now changed to $15.51 million as of writing. Comstock Mining continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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 and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Northern Dynasty Minerals, Ltd. (NAK) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, the Basic Materials sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Precious Metals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Northern Dynasty Minerals has so far gained 33.74 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.43 per share and year-to-date price of $0.58 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $179.27 million to $250.67 million.

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.
The South Africa-based Basic Industries sector company DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) holds the three spot among the best performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector. Classified as the Precious Metals business, the stock price of DRDGOLD ended the previous year at a price of $5.13 per share while it reached the level of $6.39 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 24.56%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $572.84 million.

Platinum Metals

Platinum Group Metals Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of platinum and palladium properties. It explores for platinum, palladium, rhodium, gold, ruthenium, iridium, copper ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-headquartered company Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (PLG) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Precious Metals of 2020. The Basic Industries sector business falls under the Precious Metals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Platinum Metals has changed by 20.71 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1.69 per share and year-to-date closing price of $2.04 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $103.92 million to $125.95 million during the same period. Along with Precious Metals, the company is also in the business of Platinum, Palladium, Basic Industries, Basic Materials, Industrial Metals & Minerals, among other usual products and services.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (PZG) was successful in generating YTD returns of 18.9 percentage which helped it gain the number five 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 Nevada, NV-based Paramount Gold Nevada closed at a price of $0.77 per share, while it traded at a price of $0.92 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $21.36 million to $25.88 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Precious Metals sector business.

Eurasian Minerals

EMX Royalty Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and evaluation of mineral properties. It explores for gold, silver, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, volcanogenic massive sulfide, and i ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $137 million to $159.57 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $1.65 per share to a price of $1.94 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, Eurasian Minerals Inc. (EMX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 17.58 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Precious Metals stocks, the Canada-based Eurasian Minerals is categorized as the Precious Metals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector.

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.
Solitario Exploration and Royalty Corp (XPL) has moved by 17.17 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 $0.3 apiece to the price of $0.35 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the Colorado, CO-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $17.45 million to $20.29 million over the same duration. Solitario Exploration and Royalty is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They 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.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $9.93 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $11.32 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 14 percentage. The South Africa-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $6.53 billion to $7.41 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 and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Precious Metals sector is taken by Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM). The company's stock price changed from $0.25 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $0.28 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 12.76 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Toronto, ON-based Basic Industries sector company was from $255.88 million to $283.37 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.

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.
Franco-Nevada (FNV) generated percentage returns of 11.91 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $103.3 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $115.6 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $19.47 billion to $21.8 billion 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 Canada, 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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