Media headlines about Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE:KL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kirkland Lake Gold earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6129938912909 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Catalyst Metals : Drilling to commence on Whitelaw Gold Belt (3.72 Mb) (4-traders.com)
- Zacks: Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (KL) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2017 Earnings Estimate for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. Issued By Desjardins (KL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (KL) Downgraded by Desjardins to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. : October 12, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. National Bank Financial restated an “outperform market weight” rating on shares of Kirkland Lake Gold in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Kirkland Lake Gold in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Desjardins initiated coverage on shares of Kirkland Lake Gold in a report on Friday, September 29th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kirkland Lake Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st.
Shares of Kirkland Lake Gold (NYSE KL) opened at 13.11 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $13.22 and a 200 day moving average of $9.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.74 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.62. Kirkland Lake Gold has a 52 week low of $4.74 and a 52 week high of $15.19.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th were given a $0.008 dividend. This represents a $0.03 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. Kirkland Lake Gold’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 10.71%.
Kirkland Lake Gold Company Profile
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. engages in the exploration and development of gold properties. The company owns and operates five underground gold mines, including the Macassa mine, the Holt mine, and the Taylor mine in Ontario, Canada; and the Fosterville Mine in Victoria and the Cosmo Mine in Northern Territory, Australia, as well as four milling facilities in Canada and Australia.
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