These Gold Stocks are Avoiding the Market Crash

Through most of the trading day on Friday, September 2, 2011, the Dow (NYSE:DIA) is down 211.4 points to 11,284, the NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is down 52.2 points to 2,493 and the S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is down 24.5 points to 1,179. Gold (NYSE:GLD) and Gold Mining (NYSE:GDX) stocks have outperformed as Gold is up 2.9% to $1,882. Here are some of today’s biggest gainers by price.

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Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $16.91, up 83 cents (+5.1%) from the previous close of $16.08. Yamana Gold Inc. is a gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.

Stock Price Performance: From June 7, 2011, to August 31, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.82 (31.9%) from $11.99 to $15.81. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 12.7% (+$1.42). It saw one of its worst periods between June 21, 2011 and June 27, 2011 when shares fell for five straight trading days, falling 2.9% (-34 cents).

Shares of Allied Nevada Gold Corp (AMEX:ANV) are trading at $42.93, up $2.05 (+3.6%) from the previous close of $41.45.

Stock Price Performance: From June 8, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $9.92 (31.5%) from $31.53 to $41.45. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 5, 2011 and August 15, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 15.5% (+$5.47). It saw one of its worst periods between April 29, 2011 and May 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 20.2% (-$8.71).

The stock price is up for Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE), as shares are trading at $29.08, up 94 cents (+3.3%) from the previous close of $28.14.

Stock Price Performance: From June 8, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $4 (16.6%) from $24.14 to $28.14. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 24, 2011 and March 4, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 30% (+$8.00). It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 12.4% (-$3.43).

Hecla Mining Co. (NYSE:HL) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $7.84, up 28 cents (+3.6%) from the previous close of $7.57. Hecla Mining Company is engaged in the discovery, acquisition, development, production and marketing of silver, gold, lead and zinc.

Stock Price Performance: From July 7, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had fallen 49 cents (-6.1%) from $8.06 to $7.57. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 26, 2010 and December 6, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 25.1% (+$2.21). It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight trading days, falling 9.8% (-83 cents).

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) is among the top gainers as its shares are trading at $66.63, up $7.17 (+12.1%) from the previous close of $59.46. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is engaged in the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutics to treat human disorders and conditions.

Stock Price Performance: From August 4, 2011, to September 1, 2011, the stock price had risen $11.74 (24.6%) from $47.72 to $59.46. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 23, 2011 and April 5, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 16.9% (+$6.66). It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.3% (-$8.10).