Press coverage about Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pan American Silver earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3226604111818 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- US Economic Outlook Remains Strong: Why Gold Might Still Rise (finance.yahoo.com)
- Silvercorp (SVM) Share Repurchase Program Good for Investors (hadeplatform.com)
- Pan American Silver (PAAS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Could Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) Rise Even More? The Stock Had Another Big Increase Today (flatlandnews.com)
- BidaskClub Lowers Pan American Silver (PAAS) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Pan American Silver stock traded up $0.26 during trading on Thursday, reaching $16.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 961,914 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,504,081. Pan American Silver has a 1-year low of $13.99 and a 1-year high of $19.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,457.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.44, a PEG ratio of 4.95 and a beta of 0.28.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 5th were given a dividend of $0.035 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 2nd. This represents a $0.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.87%. This is a boost from Pan American Silver’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. Pan American Silver’s payout ratio is currently 17.72%.
Several research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pan American Silver from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet raised Pan American Silver from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Pan American Silver in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BidaskClub raised Pan American Silver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, TD Securities dropped their target price on Pan American Silver from $27.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pan American Silver presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.14.
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About Pan American Silver
Pan American Silver Corp. is a silver production company. The Company is principally engaged in the operation and development of, and exploration for, silver producing properties. The Company’s segments include Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia. The Company also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead and copper.
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