Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Yamana Gold (AUY) Stock Price

Media stories about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Yamana Gold earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.7020494850995 out of 100, indicating 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 news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Several research firms have weighed in on AUY. TheStreet raised Yamana Gold from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. ValuEngine downgraded Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Scotiabank set a $4.00 price target on Yamana Gold and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $3.00 price objective on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.66.

Shares of Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) opened at $2.84 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,694.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.56 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 0.87. Yamana Gold has a 1 year low of $2.21 and a 1 year high of $3.80.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The basic materials company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.03. Yamana Gold had a positive return on equity of 1.87% and a negative net margin of 10.44%. The business had revenue of $478.80 million during the quarter. analysts expect that Yamana Gold will post 0.14 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.005 per share. This represents a $0.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -9.52%.

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Yamana Gold Company Profile

Yamana Gold Inc operates as a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. It primarily sells precious metals, including gold, silver, and copper. The company was formerly known as Yamana Resources Inc and changed its name to Yamana Gold Inc in July 2003.

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