SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

September 19, 2011 08:16 ET

Mining Stocks Fail to Keep Pace With Skyrocketing Silver Prices

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Coeur d'Alene Mines & Endeavour Silver Corporation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 19, 2011) - With the price of Silver near 30 year highs, analysts and investors are beginning to question the underperformance of Silver mining and streaming stocks. Between January and August, the iShares Silver Trust ETF has close to doubled, while the XAU Index of precious metal mining stocks has fallen a surprising 4 percent. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Silver Industry and provides equity research on Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE: CDE) (TSX: CDM) and Endeavour Silver Corporation (NYSE: EXK) (TSX: EDR). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Unlike gold, silver is a significant industrial metal. More than half of the demand for silver is industrial, as the metal can be used for batteries, brazing and soldering, bearings, high-end electronics and is also used in cutting edge solar technology. A study conducted earlier this year by the Silver Institute argues that "the rise in solar power is arguably the most significant development for silver demand in recent years. This year, demand is expected to reach nearly 70 million ounces, an increase of around 40 percent year-on-year."

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In the second quarter Coeur d'Alene reported net metal sales of $231.1 million represents 16% increase over prior quarter and is 129% higher than last year's second quarter. The company is boosting its second half exploration expenditures by 67% to approximately $14.0 million to accelerate drilling activities at Palmarejo, Rochester and Joaquin due to ongoing positive results.

Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-cap silver mining company, focuses on the growth of its silver production, reserves, and resources in Mexico and Chile. Silver production was up 3 percent year-on-year in the most recent quarter.

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