Three gold stocks analysts think will outperform as lustre returns to overlooked sector

The Detour gold mine in Cochrane, Ont.Handout

The Canadian gold industry’s second mega-deal in a little over four months has some investors taking another look at the  sector, which has been lagging for years. Earlier this week, Goldcorp Inc. announced that it would be merging with Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corp. in a US$10 billion deal that came close on the heels of Barrick Gold Corp.’s September merger with Randgold Resources Ltd. While some may be on the lookout for the next takeover target, there are other reasons investors may be tempted jump back in, according to analysts at BMO Capital Markets, CIBC and National Bank of Canada. Here are three stocks in the sector those analysts believe could have upside going forward.

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