Shares of Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-one brokerages that are currently covering the company. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 679.53 ($8.39).

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. HSBC Holdings plc restated a “reduce” rating and set a GBX 470 ($5.80) price objective on shares of Antofagasta plc in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. BNP Paribas restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 820 ($10.13) price objective on shares of Antofagasta plc in a research report on Thursday, March 16th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on shares of Antofagasta plc from GBX 700 ($8.65) to GBX 800 ($9.88) and gave the company a ” hold” rating in a report on Friday. Peel Hunt increased their target price on shares of Antofagasta plc from GBX 800 ($9.88) to GBX 865 ($10.68) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Citigroup Inc reduced their target price on shares of Antofagasta plc from GBX 1,030 ($12.72) to GBX 1,000 ($12.35) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday.

Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) opened at 849.50 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is GBX 8.37 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 826.00 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 676.64. Antofagasta plc has a 12-month low of GBX 394.50 and a 12-month high of GBX 905.41.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 27th will be given a dividend of GBX 0.15 ($0.00) per share. This is a boost from Antofagasta plc’s previous dividend of $0.10. This represents a yield of 1.6%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 27th.

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About Antofagasta plc

Antofagasta plc is a copper mining company. The Company is engaged in by-product production and has interests in transport. The Company’s segments include Los Pelambres, Centinela, Michilla, Antucoya, Zaldivar, Exploration and evaluation, Railway and other transport services, Mining, Water concession, and Corporate and other items.

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