Last week’s top-gaining mining stocks on the TSX were Titan Mining, Pieridae Energy, Western Copper and Gold, Solgold and Skeena Resources.
It was a record-breaking week for the index, which is now not far from the 20,000 mark. Its gains were driven largely by strength in the healthcare and commodities sectors.
“It will be quite interesting if it can breach that psychological barrier in the near term,” said Kevin Headland, senior investment strategist at Manulife Investment Management.
Last week’s five TSX-listed mining stocks that saw the biggest gains are as follows:
- Titan Mining (TSX:TI)
- Pieridae Energy (TSX:PEA)
- Western Copper and Gold (TSX:WRN)
- Solgold (TSX:SOLG)
- Skeena Resources (TSX:SKE)
Here’s a look at those companies and the factors that moved their share prices last week.
1. Titan Mining
Titan Mining is a zinc producer that mines the metal at its Empire State property in the state of New York. The company also has an option to earn a 100 percent interest in the Mineral Ridge gold asset in Nevada.
Aside from filing various documents on SEDAR, company hasn’t released any news since February, but its share price jumped 37.21 percent last week to close at C$0.59.
2. Pieridae Energy
The company shared two pieces of news last week. First, on Thursday (May 27), Pieridae announced the creation of the Caroline carbon capture power complex, which will be located at its Alberta-based Caroline facility. The operation will combine large-scale carbon capture and sequestration and blue power production. Then, on Friday (May 28), Pieridae announced voting results from its annual and special shareholder meeting. Its share price rose 29.23 percent during the period to hit C$0.42.
3. Western Copper and Gold
Western Copper and Gold is focused on developing its Casino copper-gold project, located in the Yukon. The company recently acquired the Canadian Creek project, which is adjacent to both Casino and Newmont Goldcorp’s (TSX:NGT,NYSE:NEM) Coffee project.
The latest news from Western Copper and Gold came in mid-May, when it announced a C$25.6 million strategic investment from Rio Tinto Canada to advance Casino. Its share price increased 27.64 percent last week to end at C$3.14.
Ecuador-focused Solgold has 76 concessions covering approximately 3,100 square kilometers in the country. It is exploring the length and breadth of a gold-rich section of the Andean copper belt.
There was a slew of news from the exploration company last week. On Monday (May 24), Solgold provided drill results from the Tandayama-America copper-gold target, which is located about 3 kilometers from the Cascabel project’s Alpala deposit. Then, on Thursday (May 27), it shared an update on an environmental, social and governance initiative that it is collaborating on with the Lita and Carolina communities and Franco-Nevada (TSX:FNV,NYSE:FNV).
5. Skeena Resources
Skeena Resources is exploring and developing the past-producing Eskay Creek gold mine in BC’s Golden Triangle. The company is also exploring the past-producing Snip gold mine.
Last Tuesday (May 25), Skeena released drill results from its Albino waste facility investigation at Eskay Creek. The company provided data from the first four of eight holes, with highlights including 4.16 grams per tonne gold and 204 grams per tonne silver (6.89 grams per tonne gold equivalent) over 22.8 meters in hole SK-21-843. Skeena’s share price rose 10.17 percent on the news to close last week at C$3.90.
Data for 5 Top Weekly TSX Stocks articles is retrieved each Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST using TradingView’s stock screener. Only companies with market capitalizations greater than C$50 million prior to the week’s gains are included. Companies within the non-energy minerals and energy minerals are considered.
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Securities Disclosure: I, Charlotte McLeod, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
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