Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM) Share Price
Media headlines about Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Silver Wheaton Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3928249507946 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Short Interest in Silver Wheaton Corp $WPM Expands By 42.1% (4-traders.com)
- Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. : WPM-US: Dividend Analysis : August 25th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : September 20, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Reviewing Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM) & Mountain Province Diamonds (MPVD) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Comparison: AuRico Gold (AUQ) & Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. : September 20, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Silver Wheaton Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Sunday, June 18th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective (down previously from $31.00) on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Sunday, June 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.25.
Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) opened at 19.23 on Friday. Silver Wheaton Corp has a 12 month low of $16.94 and a 12 month high of $29.53. The stock has a market cap of $8.50 billion, a PE ratio of 38.38 and a beta of 0.33. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.83 and a 200 day moving average of $20.12.
Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Silver Wheaton Corp had a net margin of 25.05% and a return on equity of 5.90%. The company had revenue of $200.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $217.81 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.14 earnings per share. Silver Wheaton Corp’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Silver Wheaton Corp will post $0.61 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This is an increase from Silver Wheaton Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 23rd. Silver Wheaton Corp’s payout ratio is currently 80.00%.
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Silver Wheaton Corp Company Profile
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, formerly Silver Wheaton Corp, is a Canada-based pure precious metals streaming company engaged in the sale of silver and gold. The Company operates through eight segments: the silver produced by the San Dimas, Penasquito and Antamina mines, the gold produced by the Sudbury and Salobo mines, the silver and gold produced by the Constancia mine and the Other mines, and corporate operations.
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