Equities research analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on shares of Gold Resource Co. (NASDAQ: GORO) in a research note to clients and investors on Tuesday. The analysts set a “buy” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock.

Gold Resource Corporation is engaged in the exploration for and production of gold and silver, primarily in Mexico. The Company holds a 100% interest in five properties in Mexico’s southern State of Oaxaca. Its properties include the El Aguila property, the Las Margaritas property, the El Rey property, the Solaga property and the Alta Gracia property. Its operations in Mexico are conducted through its wholly owned Mexican subsidiaries, Don David Gold, S.A. de C.V. and Golden Trump Resources S. A. de C.V. During the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company completed the construction of the flotation circuit of the mill at the El Aguila Project.

Shares of Gold Resource Co. (NASDAQ: GORO) opened at 27.11 on Wednesday. Gold Resource Co. has a 52 week low of $9.50 and a 52 week high of $29.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $26.42 and its 200-day moving average is $19.27. On average, analysts predict that Gold Resource Co. will post $0.00 EPS next quarter. The company has a market cap of $1.437 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of N/A.