A strong balance sheet has helped Goldcorp (NYSE: GG) stay ahead of peers during 2013 when the price of gold fell significantly. It reports earnings on Thursday with a host of other miners. Will the recent rise in the price of gold lead to any estimate revisions? That's just one thing our analysts are looking for during the conference call. Check out our short clip for more of the discussion. 

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This segment is from Tuesday's edition of "Digging for Value," in which sector analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss energy and materials news with host Alison Southwick. The twice-weekly show can be viewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It can also be found on Twitter, along with our extended coverage of the energy & materials sectors @TMFEnergy. 

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