The top gainers on the TSX last week were Guyana Goldfields, Nemaska Lithium, Anglo Pacific, TMAC Resources and Akita Drilling.
Global news was dominated by a seemingly failed uprising in Venezuela, more drama out of the US over the 2020 election, with 21 Democrats now lined up to try to take on Donald Trump, and plenty of news out of Australia as its federal election campaign churns on.
Looking at miners on the TSX, here are the top gainers from last week:
- Guyana Goldfields (TSX:GUY)
- Nemaska Lithium (TSX:NMX)
- Anglo Pacific Group (TSX:APY)
- TMAC Resources (TSX:TMR)
- Akita Drilling (TSX:AKT.B)
Mid-tier gold miner Guyana Goldfields is focused on the exploration, development and operation of gold deposits in the South American nation that gives it its name.
Last Wednesday (May 1), the company announced that it has confirmed continued mineralization at the Mad Kiss satellite deposit at its Aurora gold mine. On the TSX, Guyana’s share price responded by increasing by 21.28 percent over the course of the week, trading at C$1.40 by Friday.
Lithium developer Nemaska Lithium has plans to become a vertically integrated lithium supplier in the battery metals space.
The company ran into some trouble at the start of this year following financing challenges, which saw a supply deal fall away. At the end of last month, the company announced the receipt of results from an independent audit.
Nemaska was trading at C$0.32 at the end of last week, up 18.52 percent.
Anglo Pacific Group
Anglo Pacific is a mineral royalties company that receives royalties from a diverse range of producing mines across five continents — drawing royalties from coal, vanadium, gold, silver, copper and uranium.
In its most recent release, the company noted that most of its royalty income for Q1 came from coking coal. In Toronto, Anglo Pacific was trading at C$4 by last Friday, up 14.29 percent.
TMAC controls the Hope Bay gold project in Nunavut, which produced 40,050 ounces of gold in Q1.
Last week, TMAC released its Q1 results, which it said brought the first positive earnings from its Hope Bay project. TMAC was up by 12.31 percent over the period, trading at C$4.38.
An oil and gas drilling company, Akita operates in Canada and the United States as an ancillary mining company, providing drill rigs to exploration companies as well as custom rig construction.
In Akita’s news, the company discussed its 2018 acquisition of a US-based drilling company last week, saying that it was successful in expanding its operations there.
In Toronto, Akita was trading at C$4 by last Friday, up 9.59 percent.
Data for 5 Top TSX Stocks articles is retrieved each Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST using TradingView’s stock screener. Only companies with a market capitalization greater than $50 million prior to the week’s gains are included. Companies within basic materials and energy sectors are considered.
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