Barrick Gold upgraded to Conviction Buy from Buy at Goldman Goldman added Barrick Gold to the Conviction Buy List following the solid Q2 report citing improving operational profile, free-cash-flow generation, portfolio optimization, and growth in copper production. Shares are Buy rated with a $22 price target.
Zambia to increase royalties on open-pit mines, WSJ says The Finance Ministry of Zambia said it plans to more than triple royalties on open-pit copper mines, says the Wall Street Journal. Mining companies with open-pit mines in Zambia include Canada’s Barrick Gold (ABX) and First Quantum Minerals, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link