Bright future for Yamana

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YAMANA GOLD $15.71 (Toronto symbol YRI; TSINetwork Rating: Speculative) (416-815-0220;; Shares outstanding: 746.2 million; Market cap: $11.7 billion; Dividend yield: 1.2%) raised its production by 5% in 2011, to 1.1 million gold-equivalent ounces (including silver and copper) from 2010. The company now expects to produce 1.2 million to 1.3 million ounces in 2012, up 13% from 2011. Most of the increase will come from Yamana’s Mercedes mine in Mexico, which started up in November 2011. As the company starts up more new mines, its production will continue to increase: in 2013, production should rise 43% from 2011 levels, to between 1.5 million and 1.7 million ounces. In 2014, that figure should climb to around 1.75 million ounces. Yamana Gold is still a buy. buy…

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