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Nickel mining stocks

Ready to invest in the nickel industry? Consider these 10 stocks.

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The best nickel mining stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

How to buy nickel mining stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one of more of these nickel mining stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like SBSW or MTRN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Invest in the nickel industry today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy fractional shares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of a nickel mining company. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the nickel sector as a whole — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Take a deeper dive into nickel mining stocks

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the nickel industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

1. Canada Nickel Company (CNC)

Canada Nickel Company Inc. explores and discovers nickel sulphide assets. Its flagship property is the 100% owned Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project located in northern Ontario, Canada.

Canada Nickel Company stock opened the day at C$3.52 after a previous close of C$3.52. The latest price was C$3.54 (25 minute delay). Canada Nickel Company is listed on the V. All prices are listed in Canadian Dollars.

  • Market capitalization: $288,018,464

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2. Sibanye Stillwater (SBSW)

Sibanye Stillwater Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, the United States, Zimbabwe, Canada, and Argentina. The company produces gold; platinum group metals (PGMs), including palladium, platinum, and rhodium; and by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome. It owns the East Boulder and Stillwater mines located in Montana, the United States; and Columbus metallurgical complex, which smelts the material mined to produce PGM-rich filter cake, as well as conducts PGM recycling activities.

Sibanye Stillwater stock opened the day at $16.33 after a previous close of $16.16. The latest price was $16.81 (25 minute delay). Sibanye Stillwater is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USDC$127.4 billion and employs 66,275 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $12,607,533,056
  • P/E ratio: 6.0141

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3. Materion Corporation (MTRN)

Materion Corporation manufactures and sells advanced engineered materials used in semiconductor, industrial, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, consumer electronics, and telecom and data center markets in the United States, Asia, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Performance Alloys and Composites, Advanced Materials, and Precision Optics segments. The Performance Alloys and Composites segment provides copper and nickel products in plate, rod, bar, tube, strip, wire product forms, as well as other customized shapes; precision strip products; beryllium hydroxide; and beryllium products, such as beryllium composites, ceramics, and engineered clad and plated metal systems, as well as aluminum silicon carbide metal matrix.

Materion Corporation stock opened the day at $73.01 after a previous close of $71.93. The latest price was $73.97 (25 minute delay). Materion Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion and employs 3,072 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,457,334,016
  • P/E ratio: 40.9346
  • PEG ratio: 2.35

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4. Nickel Mines (NIC)

Nickel Mines Limited produces and sells nickel pig iron used in the production of stainless steel. It holds an 80% interest in the Hengjaya Mineralindo Nickel Mine that covers an area of 5,983 hectares located in the Morowali Regency of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It also holds 80% interest in Ranger Nickel project.

Nickel Mines stock opened the day at A$1.03 after a previous close of A$1.04. The latest price was A$0.99 (25 minute delay). Nickel Mines is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around AUD$523.5 million. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

  • Market capitalization: $2,628,206,336
  • P/E ratio: 13.5714

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5. Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel (GMKN)

Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a metals and mining company in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Russia, and the CIS countries. The company operates through GMK Group, South Cluster, KGMK Group, NN Harjavalta, GRK Bystrinskoye, Other Mining, and Other Non-Metallurgical segments. It explores for, extracts, and refines ore and nonmetallic minerals; and sale of base and precious metals produced from ore.

Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel stock opened the day at ₽26,022.00 after a previous close of ₽26,104.00. The latest price was ₽25,792.00 (25 minute delay). Public Joint Stock Company Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel is listed on the MCX and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around RUBA$15.5 billion. All prices are listed in Russian Rouble.

  • Market capitalization: $3,997,585,113,088
  • P/E ratio: 15.0997
  • PEG ratio: 0

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6. Poseidon Nickel (POS)

Poseidon Nickel Limited engages in the exploration, development, mining, and production of nickel and other mineral properties in Australia. It holds interests in the Mt Windarra, the Black Swan, and the Lake Johnston nickel projects located in Western Australia. The company was formerly known as Niagara Mining Limited and changed its name to Poseidon Nickel Limited in 2007.

Poseidon Nickel stock opened the day at A$0.11 after a previous close of A$0.11. The latest price was A$0.11 (25 minute delay). Poseidon Nickel is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around AUD₽87,000. All prices are listed in Australian Dollars.

  • Market capitalization: $379,270,368
  • PEG ratio: 0

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7. WisdomTree Nickel (NICK)

WisdomTree Nickel (1694) is designed to enable investors to gain an exposure to a total return investment in nickel by tracking the Bloomberg Nickel Subindex plus a collateral return. 1694 is an Exchange Traded Commodity (ETC) that can be created and redeemed on demand (by Authorised Participants). It trades on exchanges just like an equity and its pricing and tracking operates similarly to an Exchange Traded Fund.

WisdomTree Nickel stock opened the day at $17.02 after a previous close of $17.06. The latest price was $17.06 (25 minute delay). WisdomTree Nickel is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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    8. Jinchuan Group International Resources CoLtd (2362)

    Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd, an investment holding company, engages in the mining operations. The company primarily explores for copper, cobalt, copper concentrates, and copper blisters.

    Jinchuan Group International Resources CoLtd stock opened the day at HK$1.17 after a previous close of HK$1.17. The latest price was HK$1.17 (25 minute delay). Jinchuan Group International Resources CoLtd is listed on the HK, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around HKD$531.5 million and employs 1,564 staff. All prices are listed in Hong Kong Dollar.

    • Market capitalization: $16,140,670,976
    • P/E ratio: 18.4053
    • PEG ratio: 5.2137

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    9. Glencore (GLEN)

    Glencore plc produces, refines, processes, stores, transports, and markets metals and minerals, and energy products in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. It operates through two segments, Marketing Activities and Industrial Activities. The company produces and markets copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, lead, chrome ore, ferrochrome, vanadium, alumina, aluminum, tin, and iron ore.

    Glencore stock opened the day at 320.20p after a previous close of 320.05p. The latest price was 309.00p (25 minute delay). Glencore is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has a trailing 12-month revenue of around HK$142.3 billion and employs 87,822 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

    • Market capitalization: $43,037,491,200
    • PEG ratio: 0.5905

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    10. BHP Group (BHP)

    BHP Group engages in the natural resources business in Australia, Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, rest of Asia, North America, South America, and internationally. It operates through Petroleum, Copper, Iron Ore, and Coal segments. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties; and mining of copper, silver, zinc, molybdenum, uranium, gold, iron ore, and metallurgical and energy coal.

    BHP Group stock opened the day at 2,177.50p after a previous close of 2,168.00p. The latest price was 2,262.00p (25 minute delay). BHP Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has a trailing 12-month revenue of around £46.3 billion and employs 31,589 staff. All prices are listed in pence sterling.

    • Market capitalization: $117,145,403,392
    • P/E ratio: 23.1882

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    While it's possible to turn a profit investing in nickel mining stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — nickel mining stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the nickel industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you're new to investing, or if it's been awhile since you've taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you're getting the best features in your trading account.

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