Silver has been accompanying gold as a substitute of currency since the ancient times. In fact, for a good length of period, silver prices and returns generated over a period of time have been better than that of gold. Silver continues to rank high in the list of precious metals which are used as a store of monetary value. In cases of nations where traditional currency issued by the country's central bank is undergoing massive undervaluation, gold and silver are the traditional assets which people tend to put their investments in. Silver is looked upon as a hedge against the present world inflation. Companies operating in the silver business include those which are exploring, developing and mining the shiny metal from earth, or those which process and purify it for use in the required fields, or those which manufacture finished items like jewellery, decorative items and others using the silver metal. See also, List of Best Performing Gold Stocks, Palladium Stocks and Platinum Stocks. Additionally, there is the list of best performing Precious Metals Stocks.
This article provides a list of silver stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2021 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual silver stocks between the end of the previous and Apr 1, 2021, and the top 10 return generating silver stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Silver sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized: 1) Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 52 Silver stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Silver ETFs.
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Comstock Mining. Based on the market-cap change from $35.82 million to $210.58 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $1.04 per share to a price of $4.96 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 376.92 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Silver stocks, the Nevada, NV-based Comstock Mining is categorized as the Precious Metals sub-sector business which falls under the larger Basic Industries sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.
Birks Group Inc., incorporated on December 26, 1998, designs, develops, makes and retails jewelry, timepieces and gifts. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Other. The Companys Retail segment ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Birks. The Canada-headquartered company Birks Group Inc. (BGI) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Silver of 2021. The Consumer Services sector business falls under the Consumer Specialties industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Birks has changed by 278.95 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.86 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3.24 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $15.37 million to $58.23 million during the same period. Along with Silver, the company is also in the business of Consumer Services, Consumer Specialties, Consumer Cyclical, Luxury Goods, among other usual products and services.
United States Antimony
United States Antimony Corporation, incorporated on January 14, 1970, is engaged in the production and sale of antimony, silver, gold and zeolite products. The Company is a mining, transportation, milling, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of United States Antimony. During the given months of the year 2021, United States Antimony Corporation (UAMY) was successful in generating YTD returns of 127.97 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Montana, MT-based United States Antimony closed at a price of $0.52 per share, while it traded at a price of $1.19 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $39.54 million to $122.33 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 Capital Goods industry sector and further specialized as a Metal Fabrications sector business.
A-Mark Precious Metals
A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a precious metals trading company worldwide. The company offers gold, silver, platinum, and palladium in the form of bars, pla ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of A-Mark Precious Metals. The California, CA-based A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. (AMRK) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Other Specialty Stores company. The stock of A-Mark Precious Metals ended the previous year at a price of $25.65 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $35.38 apiece, which indicates a change of 37.93 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Silver for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $181.86 million. It has now changed to $359.72 million as of writing. A-Mark Precious Metals continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Taseko Mines. Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Taseko Mines Limited (TGB) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Canada, the Basic Industries sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Precious Metals. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Taseko Mines has so far gained 37.12 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $1.32 per share and year-to-date price of $1.81 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $363.47 million to $509.12 million.
Turquoise Hill Resources
Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a mining company. The company explores for copper, gold, silver, and molybdenum deposits. It primarily develops and operates ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Turquoise Hill Resources. At number six in the list of top stocks stands Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd. (TRQ), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $12.42 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $16.64 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 33.98 percentage. The Canada-headquartered Basic Industries sector company also saw its market value change from $2.49 billion to $3.35 billion.
China Natural Resources
China Natural Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration of metal properties in the People's Republic of China. The company primarily explores for lead, silver, copper, and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of China Natural Resources. China Natural Resources, Inc. (CHNR) has moved by 31.16 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $1.38 apiece to the price of $1.81 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Hong Kong-based Precious Metals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $46.9 million to $68.69 million over the same duration.
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), incorporated on November 10, 1987, is a mining company. The Company operates through geographical assets with proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum, and traded ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Freeport-McMoRan. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) generated percentage returns of 29.75 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $26.02 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $33.76 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $37.8 billion to $49.29 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 Phoenix, Arizona, the YTD performance of the Silver sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of First Majestic Silver. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Silver sector is taken by First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG). The company's stock price changed from $13.44 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $16.43 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 22.25 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Canada-based Basic Industries sector company was from $2.96 billion to $3.65 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Silver sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.
Almaden Minerals Ltd., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in Canada and Mexico. The company primarily explores for gold, silve ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Almaden Minerals. The Canada-based Basic Industries sector company Almaden Minerals, Ltd. (AAU) holds the number ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Silver sector. Classified as the Precious Metals business, the stock price of Almaden Minerals ended the previous year at a price of $0.47 per share while it reached the level of $0.56 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 19.02%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $75.34 million.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.