Media stories about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Yamana Gold earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.2885105451818 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Yamana Gold (NYSE AUY) opened at $2.67 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,480.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 67.75 and a beta of 0.65. Yamana Gold has a 1-year low of $2.21 and a 1-year high of $3.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.005 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.75%. Yamana Gold’s payout ratio is -5.41%.

AUY has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a report on Thursday, September 7th. TD Securities set a $4.00 price target on shares of Yamana Gold and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, National Bank Financial downgraded shares of Yamana Gold from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.54.

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About Yamana Gold

Yamana Gold Inc is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The Company’s segments include Chapada mine in Brazil; El Penon mine in Chile; Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; Gualcamayo mine in Argentina; Minera Florida mine in Chile; Jacobina mine in Brazil; Brio Gold Inc (Brio Gold), and Corporate and other.

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