Analysts Conflicted on These Materials Names: Athabasca Oil (Other OTC: ATHOF), Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) and Bonterra Energy (Other OTC: BNEFF)

By Austin Angelo

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Materials sector with new ratings on Athabasca Oil (ATHOFResearch Report), Barrick Gold (GOLDResearch Report) and Bonterra Energy (BNEFFResearch Report).

Athabasca Oil (ATHOF)

CIBC analyst Trevor Bolland maintained a Buy rating on Athabasca Oil on November 5 and set a price target of $1.15. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $0.35, close to its 52-week low of $0.31.

According to TipRanks.com, Bolland is ranked #4654 out of 5599 analysts.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Athabasca Oil is a Hold with an average price target of $0.80.

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Barrick Gold (GOLD)

CIBC analyst Anita Soni reiterated a Buy rating on Barrick Gold yesterday and set a price target of $24.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $16.90.

According to TipRanks.com, Soni is a 1-star analyst with an average return of -3.5% and a 43.6% success rate. Soni covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Pretium Resources, TMAC Resources, and Agnico Eagle.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Barrick Gold with a $21.33 average price target.

Bonterra Energy (BNEFF)

In a report released yesterday, Jamie Kubik from CIBC maintained a Hold rating on Bonterra Energy, with a price target of $5.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $2.69, close to its 52-week low of $2.41.

According to TipRanks.com, Kubik has 0 stars on 0-5 star ranking scale with an average return of -18.8% and a 21.1% success rate. Kubik covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Paramount Resources, Freehold Royalties, and PrairieSky Royalty.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Bonterra Energy with a $4.80 average price target.

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