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Tuesday's update from London-listed, but Russia-focused, gold and silver producer Polymetal (POLY) was unusual in a couple of respects.
First a hat tip to fellow ShareProphets scribe Gary Newman who absolutely called it three or so weeks ago when he wrote HERE, highlighting the overly negative reaction of Polymetal (POLY) shares to the news of varying sanctions on Russian corporate names and businessmen. After having an opportunity to speak with the management of the company last week, I completely agree with Gary's assertion.
Sudden large drops in share price as a result of a knee-jerk reactions to political world events can present great buying opportunities at times, and I certainly believe that to be the case with the falls we have just seen in the value of many companies with operations in Russia.
Some investors avoid companies which operate in Russia and the surrounding area, but I believe that they are missing out if they take this approach with Polymetal International (POLY). The FTSE-250 precious metals miner has operations in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia and ever since listing has been returning cash to investors via dividends, and from the current share price of around 849p, I can see plenty of scope for capital appreciation as well.
Hello Share Shooters. As Uncle Tom has been urging us to buy into gold, I thought I ought to increase my holdings. He rightly argues that gold is undervalued, given the top currencies, like sterling, the euro and the dollar, are all under some kind of pressure.
I don’t need to write another love-up article on Randgold Resources (RRS) because with the shares up 50% odd year-to-date you should be looking elsewhere for a bit of relative value. Extending this line of thinking today’s announcement from Polymetal (POLY) is another common sense corporate update from the Russia-focused gold play. Yes I have used the words ‘Russia-focused’ and ‘common sense’ in the same sentence.
Russian gold, silver and copper producer Polymetal International (POLY) says it expects gold equivalent production to fall from an a flat 1.4 million oz. of gold equivalent in 2015 to 1.23 million this year, with likely all-in costs of $700 (£500) to $750 an ounce, against today's depressed market price of $1,095.64c an ounce. The fully-listed company, which is domiciled in Jersey and also quoted in Moscow and New York, has reported a 9% fall in gold output last year to 861,000 oz., along with a 12% increase in silver production to 32 million oz. and a 49% drop in copper extracted to 827 tonnes.
If you’re bullish on gold and silver over the coming months and years, then Polymetal International (POLY) is well worth a look. The FTSE250 listed gold and silver producer, operating in Russia and Kazakhstan, has seen its share price slump by around 27% since the start of the year when it hit a high of 634p.
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