Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE:EXK) (TSE:EDR) traded up 5.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $2.66 and last traded at $2.63. 1,612,084 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 5% from the average session volume of 1,528,409 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.50.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Endeavour Silver in a research note on Thursday. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective on shares of Endeavour Silver in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Endeavour Silver from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Endeavour Silver from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Endeavour Silver in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.94.

The firm has a market cap of $334.54, a P/E ratio of 131.50 and a beta of -0.15.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. HighTower Advisors LLC lifted its position in Endeavour Silver by 5.5% in the second quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 37,200 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 1,925 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its position in Endeavour Silver by 666.6% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 335,238 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,023,000 after purchasing an additional 291,507 shares during the period. ETF Managers Group LLC bought a new position in Endeavour Silver in the second quarter worth $2,361,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in Endeavour Silver in the second quarter worth $361,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd lifted its position in Endeavour Silver by 247.7% in the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 126,983 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $387,000 after purchasing an additional 90,461 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 23.24% of the company’s stock.

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About Endeavour Silver

Endeavour Silver Corp. is engaged in silver mining in Mexico, and related activities, including property acquisition, exploration, development, mineral extraction, processing, refining and reclamation. The Company is engaged in exploration activities in Chile. The Company’s operating mining segments include Guanacevi, Bolanitos and El Cubo, which are located in Mexico, as well as Exploration and Corporate segments.

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