Headlines about Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Agnico Eagle Mines earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.5469931190652 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Agnico Eagle Mines stock traded down $0.49 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $40.08. The stock had a trading volume of 1,380,525 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,469,179. Agnico Eagle Mines has a twelve month low of $37.35 and a twelve month high of $51.86. The company has a quick ratio of 2.70, a current ratio of 3.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,225.60, a P/E ratio of 38.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 61.44 and a beta of -0.35.

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Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The mining company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.02. Agnico Eagle Mines had a return on equity of 5.21% and a net margin of 10.88%. The business had revenue of $565.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $552.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. Agnico Eagle Mines’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Agnico Eagle Mines will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.10%. Agnico Eagle Mines’s dividend payout ratio is 42.31%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on AEM. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Agnico Eagle Mines from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on Agnico Eagle Mines from $52.00 to $48.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, March 12th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines in a report on Friday, March 9th. Citigroup set a $41.00 target price on Agnico Eagle Mines and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, TD Securities upgraded Agnico Eagle Mines from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lowered their price target for the company from $55.00 to $53.00 in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.90.

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About Agnico Eagle Mines

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd is a Canada-based gold producer with mining operations in northwestern Quebec, northern Mexico, northern Finland and Nunavut, as well as exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. It operates through the business units: Northern Business, which consists of its operations in Canada and Finland, such as the LaRonde mine, the Lapa mine, the Goldex mine, the Meadowbank mine, the Meliadine project and the Malartic Mine in Canada, as well as the Kittila mine in Finland; Southern Business, which consists of its operations in Mexico, such as the Pinos Altos mine that includes the Creston Mascota deposit and the La India mine owned by its indirect subsidiary, as well as Exploration Group, which focuses on the identification of new mineral reserves and mineral resources, and new development opportunities in gold producing regions.

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