Mining Companies Yield Operational Efficiency, Solid Margins and Dividends for Improved Shareholder Value - Research Report on

Mining Companies Yield Operational Efficiency, Solid Margins and Dividends for
  Improved Shareholder Value - Research Report on Vale, Silver Wheaton, Pan
                 American Silver, Royal Gold, and AuRico Gold

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NEW YORK, June 6, 2013

NEW YORK, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Vale
S.A. (NYSE: VALE), Silver Wheaton Corp. (NYSE: SLW), Pan American Silver Corp.
(NASDAQ: PAAS), Royal Gold, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGLD), and AuRico Gold Inc. (NYSE:
AUQ). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full
price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Vale S.A. Research Report

On May 21, 2013, Vale S.A. (Vale) announced that following dredging work and
adjustments to its pier, the Port of Tubarão is scheduled to soon conclude its
first operation to fully load a Valemax ship, the world's largest iron ore
carrier, with total capacity of 400,000 metric tons. The Company also stated
that it will be the biggest loading operation in the 47-year history of the
Port of Tubarão, beating the 2002 record of Berge Stahl with a load of 335,088
metric tons of iron ore. Vale's Planning and Development Director, Fábio
Brasileiro, said, "With the completion of this project, the port gains
efficiency and productivity and it beats another record, given that the volume
exported on a single ship will be greater. This achievement is part of our
strategy to increase Vale's competitiveness to meet the demands from our Asian
and European customers." The Full Research Report on Vale S.A. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/6271_VALE]

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Silver Wheaton Corp. Research Report

On May 10, 2013, Silver Wheaton Corp. (Silver Wheaton) released its Q1 2013
results. Sales were up 3.1% YoY to $205.8 million. Earnings from operations
were down 4.1% YoY to $151.0 million. Net earnings were down 9.3% YoY to
$133.4 million. Diluted EPS was down 9.8% YoY to $0.37. Randy Smallwood,
President and CEO of Silver Wheaton, said, "Strong first quarter production of
8.0 million ounces represents a solid start to the year. We remain on track to
meet our 2013 forecast of 33.5 million silver equivalent ounces, an increase
of 13% over the previous year." Smallwood added, "This growth is largely due
to our February acquisition of gold streams from Vale's Salobo mine in Brazil
and its Sudbury mines in Canada, along with a full year's production from our
precious metals stream on Hudbay's 777 mine, also located in Canada. The Vale
acquisition adds another world-class partner to our portfolio, further
endorses the competitiveness of our streaming model, and significantly
increases Silver Wheaton's organic production growth profile." The Full
Research Report on Silver Wheaton Corp. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/c366_SLW]

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Pan American Silver Corp. Research Report

On May 14, 2013, Pan American Silver Corp. (Pan American Silver) released its
Q1 2013 results. Net cash generated from operating activities was down 13.8%
YoY to $32.3 million. Net earnings were down 60.0% YoY to $20.1 million.
Adjusted earnings were down 42.1% YoY to $40.0 million. "We had a solid first
quarter. Our silver and gold production was basically right on our forecast,
while our cash costs were slightly lower as a result of better-than-expected
base metal by-product production and some operating cost savings.
Consequently, our operating cash flows and adjusted earnings were in line with
our expectations. These strong financial results, have allowed us to continue
to deliver sector-leading cash returns directly to our shareholders, paying
$19 million in dividends and repurchasing and cancelling another 335,000
shares in the first quarter," said Geoff Burns, President and CEO of Pan
American Silver. The Full Research Report on Pan American Silver Corp. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/fd2b_PAAS]

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Royal Gold, Inc. Research Report

On May 29, 2013, Royal Gold, Inc.'s (Royal Gold) Board of Directors declared
its Q3 2013 dividend of $0.20 per common share, payable on July 19, 2013 to
shareholders of record at the close of business on July 5, 2013. The dividend
is also payable to shareholders of RG Exchangeco, and is designated as an
"eligible dividend" for Canadian tax purposes. The Full Research Report on
Royal Gold, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/6038_RGLD]

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AuRico Gold Inc. Research Report

On May 9, 2013, AuRico Gold Inc. (AuRico Gold) released its Q1 2013 results.
Revenues were up 95.0% YoY to $64.9 million. Adjusted earnings were up 7.9%
YoY to $10.9 million. Scott Perry, AuRico Gold's President and CEO, said, "We
delivered another quarter of solid results, paid our first quarterly dividend
and reported continued progress at the Young-Davidson mine. With the reaming
of the second leg of the shaft completed in mid-April, we are well positioned
for the targeted commissioning of the mid-shaft hoisting facility during the
third quarter." Perry continued, "The Company's strategy of divesting
non-core, high cost assets in 2012 has established a peer leading balance
sheet and a fully funded growth profile. In addition, the divestments have
resulted in a significant reduction in G&A as well as the elimination of
significant capital investment obligations associated with the divested
assets. Going forward, we will continue to focus on delivering quality organic
production growth that drives margins and free cash flow generation." The Full
Research Report on AuRico Gold Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.WSReports.com/r/full_research_report/fe29_AUQ]

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