Cheap Stocks to Buy: Couer Mining (CDE)
Stock Price: ~$10.50
Couer Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) — previously Coeur d’Alene Mines — is a gold and silver miner, so obviously its fortunes will be tied to the performance of these precious metals.
The financials for CDE are just fine. While debt ($402 million) is more than cash ($223 million), it’s not wildly overleveraged. Besides, the company is cash-flow positive.
Amazingly, Coeur Mining sunk as low as $1.63 in early 2016 before reversing to current prices around $10. Between that and the fact the Federal Reserve has said it will raise interest rates multiple times this year — and interest-rate hikes are good for the U.S. dollar, which typically moves inversely to precious metals — investors think CDE could have a tough time this year.
But additional rate increases in 2017 are by no means guaranteed. If rate increases don’t materialize and get kicked down the road, gold will respond positively — and given that miners are far more volatile than the metal itself, CDE could easily double in that environment.