Barrick Gold Corp (TSE:ABX) (NYSE:ABX) insider Gregory Alan Pool Walker acquired 11,656 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$17.02 per share, with a total value of C$198,385.12.

ABX traded up C$0.20 on Thursday, hitting C$17.83. The company had a trading volume of 3,913,683 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,837,569. Barrick Gold Corp has a 12-month low of C$12.54 and a 12-month high of C$19.49. The company has a current ratio of 2.65, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 53.76.

Barrick Gold (TSE:ABX) (NYSE:ABX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The company reported C$0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of C$0.08 by C$0.02. The company had revenue of C$2.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$2.35 billion. As a group, research analysts anticipate that Barrick Gold Corp will post 0.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a $0.039 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. Barrick Gold’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -21.05%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Canaccord Genuity lifted their price objective on Barrick Gold from C$17.00 to C$17.50 in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating on shares of Barrick Gold in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th. Cormark cut their target price on Barrick Gold from C$17.00 to C$16.50 in a research note on Sunday, October 14th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Barrick Gold from C$17.00 to C$18.00 in a research note on Friday, October 5th.

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About Barrick Gold

Barrick Gold Corporation engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties. It primarily explores for gold and copper deposits. The company holds a 50% interest in the Veladero mine located in the San Juan Province of Argentina; 50% interest in the KCGM, a gold mine located in Australia; 95% interest in Porgera, a gold mine located in Papua New Guinea; 50% interest in the Zaldívar, a copper mine located in Chile; and 50% interest in the Jabal Sayid, a copper mine located in Saudi Arabia.

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