Stocks to Watch: November

WHILE the final reporting period of 2019 is over, there will still be plenty happening in November.
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Staff reporter

The main thing keeping companies busy will be annual general meetings, with the calendar for the last two weeks of the month particularly packed.

One of the more interesting AGMs will be BHP's meeting in Sydney next week, where the miner is expected to come under fire from environmental activists.

The company will hold a strategy day on November 11.

A number of companies will take analysts and investors to site, mainly in the gold sector.

Newcrest Mining is hosting investors at its two-largest operations, Cadia in New South Wales and Lihir in Papua New Guinea.

Other companies holding site visits include Kirkland Lake at Fosterville, St Barbara at Gwalia, OceanaGold Corp in New Zealand and West African Resources at Sanbrado in Burkina Faso.

A large number of explorers have also flagged resource announcements.

Liontown Resources is due to release a maiden resource for its Buldania lithium project, while AusMex Mining Group has flagged the first numbers for its Mt Freda gold project.

Mincor Resources is set to upgrade its Cassini high-grade nickel resource after stunning hits last month, while gold resource updates from Ora Banda Mining and Tietto Minerals are also expected.

Panoramic Resources offshoot Horizon Gold is set to release a scoping study for its Gum Creek gold project in Western Australia.

One of Australia's largest mining developments, the A$920 million Carrapateena underground copper mine in South Australia is expected to achieve first concentrate production for owner OZ Minerals.

Egan Street Resources is a stock to watch after it entered a trading halt of rumours of a rival takeover bid.

The take-up of an active Silver Lake Resources scrip bid has been poor to date.

Troubled Guyana gold producer Troy Resources will remain suspended at least until the middle of the month ahead of an announcement on the operational status of its Karouni gold mine.

In gold, there are a number of events happening this month.

The biennial NewGen Gold conference will be held in Perth, showcasing technical presentations about some of the world's best gold deposits.

The Gold Industry Group's successful Women in Gold debate will be held in Perth next Friday before hitting the road for the first time for Sydney and Melbourne events.

Speakers including Saracen boss Raleigh Finlayson, Evolution COO Bob Fulker and Newcrest head of diversity and inclusion Guilia Savio will discuss the topic ‘a diversity debate that begins and ends with gender is doomed to fail'.