Stillwater Mining Co

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    What Analysts Think about the Sibanye-Stillwater Deal

    About 36.0% of the analysts covering Sibanye Gold have given it a “buy” recommendation. About 55.0% have issued a “hold,” and 9.0% have given it a “sell.”

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    What Will Sibanye Achieve through the Stillwater Deal?

    The acquisition will add a significant long-term production upside from Blitz as well as recycling capabilities through the Columbus metallurgical complex.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    How Is the Sibanye-Stillwater Deal Structured?

    The structure of the deal will entail forming of a US subsidiary of Sibanye, which will merge into Stillwater Mining (SWC).

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Are Stillwater Mining’s Assets Value Accretive for Sibanye Gold?

    Stillwater Mining (SWC) is the only US-based miner of PGM (platinum-group metals) and the largest producer outside of Russia and South Africa.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Is Sibanye Eyeing More Acquisitions after Stillwater?

    Siganye’s latest acquisition deal will make it the third-largest producer of platinum and palladium and the fourth-largest producer of PGM metals.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Sibanye’s and Stillwater’s Take on Platinum-Group Metals Prices

    Sibanye has become bullish on palladium in the last six to nine months. It’s worth noting that palladium has outperformed other precious metals year-to-date.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    How Sibanye and Stillwater Investors Reacted to Acquisition News

    After Sibanye Gold (SBGL) announced the acquisition of Stillwater Mining (SWC), Stillwater stock rose 18.0%. Sibanye stock, however, fell 15.0%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Sibanye Gold to Acquire Stillwater Mining: What Are the Benefits?

    On December 9, 2016, Sibanye Gold (SBGL) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Stillwater Mining (SWC) to acquire all its stock for $18 per share in cash.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Next for Sibanye after the Aquarius Platinum Acquisition?

    Aquarius Platinum acquisition completed Sibanye Gold (SBGL) completed its Aquarius Platinum acquisition on April 12, 2016. Aquarius Platinum’s operations will be consolidated starting in the June 2016 quarter. The company also disclosed Aquarius’s operational details for the quarter, and its production increased to 90,843 ounces. More acquisitions in store? During its 4Q15 results, Sibanye’s management had […]

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stillwater Mining’s Outlook for Palladium and Platinum

    Stillwater Mining believes that underlying industrial demand for palladium remains strong with structural deficits in the palladium market. Management is more positive on palladium than platinum.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stillwater Mining’s Balance Sheet against Its Global Peers

    Despite lower PGM (platinum group metals) prices, Stillwater Mining (SWC) has a strong balance sheet and maintained a position of strong net cash at the end of 2015.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Does Stillwater Rank in Terms of Mining Risk?

    Stillwater Mining (SWC) exhibits strong leverage to palladium prices. It has lower geopolitical mining risk than South African PGM (platinum group metals) producers.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Stillwater Cutting Costs to Stay Ahead of Platinum Prices?

    Stillwater Mining (SWC) has seen a significant increase in recovery rates, which is one of the best in the PGM (platinum group metals) industry.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Stillwater Defend Its Place on the Cost Curve?

    Stillwater Mining is in the first quartile of the industry cost curve. This is due to its robust cost structure, higher productivity, higher grades, and stable input costs.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Production Upside for Stillwater in the Long Term?

    Stillwater is ramping up Blitz, a new project and its main development asset. The company expects the first product from it in mid-2018.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Has Stillwater Mining Underperformed Its Peers in 2016?

    Stillwater Mining (SWC) has underperformed its peers YTD as of March 2, 2016. It has, however, outperformed palladium prices with a rise of 3%.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing VGPMX’s Geographical Focus

    The VGPMX has performed poorly in the market in 2015. Top-weighted holdings Nevsun Resources and Dominion Diamond have fallen by 33% and 54%, respectively.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Has VGPMX Performed Historically Compared to Its Benchmark?

    Though the VGPMX has fallen considerably this year, it has still managed to beat its benchmark index.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Job Openings Take a Cautious Approach in August

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings fell to 5.4 million in August after reaching a new high of 5.7 million in July.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Dollar Correction: Why It’s Positive for Copper Producers

    US-based copper producers have another reason to celebrate when the US dollar weakens. Their overseas revenue increases when the US dollar weakens.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong US Copper Demand to Benefit Thompson Creek Metals

    Higher vehicle sales bode well for the US copper demand. Copper content in an average mid-sized vehicle is around 50 pounds.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese Auto Sales Boost Copper Market

    China is the world’s biggest automotive market. Chinese auto sales are increasing because the average household is seeing disposable income rise.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latest European Economic Data Points to Recovery

    The latest European economic data point to a recovery. However, there are still several sectors, such as housing, where demand is weak.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Teck Resources: An Investor’s Guide to Key Financials

    A review of Teck Resources key financials show revenues have fallen for three consecutive years. Corrections in copper and coal prices are mainly to blame.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Manufacturing PMI Below 50 for 2 Consecutive Months

    Although China’s official February PMI is below 50, HSBC and Markit showed a February PMI above 50. HSBC’s flash March PMI fell to an 11-month low of 49.2.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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