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The Bedford Report

September 19, 2011 08:16 ET

Silver Miners and Streamers Navigate Controversy

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Silver Wheaton & Silvercorp Metals

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 Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) (TSX: SLW) and Silvercorp Metals, Inc. (NYSE: SVM) (TSX: SVM). 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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Silvercorp Metals has garnered significant attention this month. Last week The Rosen Law Firm, P.A. announced that it is investigating potential securities fraud claims against Silvercorp Metals resulting from allegations that the Company may have issued materially inaccurate financial statements to the investing public between June 8, 2009 and September 13, 2011. Silvercorp vehemently refutes any substance in the allegations. After the stock took a sizeable hit, the company said last week that its shares are undervalued and that it is pushing ahead with its share repurchase plan.

Silver Wheaton recently revised its 2011 attributable silver equivalent production guidance from 27 to 28 million silver equivalent ounces to 25 to 26 million silver equivalent ounces, including 15,000 ounces of gold. Silver Wheaton says the revised guidance "is primarily attributable to a slower than anticipated production ramp-up at Goldcorp Inc.'s world-class Peñasquito mine located in Mexico."

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