Headlines about Pretium Resources (NYSE:PVG) (TSE:PVG) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pretium Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.5162824333355 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Pretium Resources (NYSE PVG) traded down 2.60% during trading on Friday, reaching $8.23. The company had a trading volume of 2,198,784 shares. Pretium Resources has a 12 month low of $6.82 and a 12 month high of $12.53. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $9.46 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.96. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.49 billion.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on PVG shares. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Pretium Resources in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Pretium Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. BidaskClub cut Pretium Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. ValuEngine cut Pretium Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $13.00 target price on Pretium Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.67.

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About Pretium Resources

Pretium Resources Inc is a Canada-based exploration and development company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious metal resource properties in the Americas. The Company’s projects include Brucejack Project and the Snowfield Project, both of which are located in northwestern British Columbia.

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