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Why Barrick Gold (GOLD) is a Top Growth Stock for the Long-Term

For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.

Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.

Why This 1 Growth Stock Should Be On Your Watchlist

Growth investors build their portfolios around companies that are financially strong and have a bright future, and the Growth Style Score helps take projected and historical earnings, sales, and cash flow into account to uncover stocks that will see long-term, sustainable growth.


Barrick Gold (GOLD)

Barrick Gold Corporation, based in Toronto, Canada, is one of the largest gold mining companies in the world. The company has many advanced exploration and development projects located across five continents.

GOLD sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Growth Style Score of B, and has a VGM Score of A. Earnings and sales are forecasted to increase 20.2% and 8.5% year-over-year, respectively.

Five analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2024. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.11 to $1.01 per share. GOLD boasts an average earnings surprise of 18.3%.

Looking at cash flow, Barrick Gold is expected to report cash flow growth of 5.6% this year; GOLD has generated cash flow growth of 53.7% over the past three to five years.

With solid fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Growth and VGM Style Scores, GOLD should be on investors' short lists.

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