Headlines about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Yamana Gold earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.4791386654278 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently commented on AUY shares. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $3.75 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. BidaskClub raised shares of Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Tuesday, June 20th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, National Bank Financial reissued an “outperform market weight” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Sunday, June 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.71.

Shares of Yamana Gold (AUY) opened at 2.73 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $2.77 and a 200 day moving average of $2.68. Yamana Gold has a 12-month low of $2.21 and a 12-month high of $4.95. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.59 billion.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The basic materials company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.03 by ($0.07). Yamana Gold had a negative net margin of 23.63% and a positive return on equity of 0.42%. The business had revenue of $428.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $428.65 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Yamana Gold will post $0.02 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.005 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.73%. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio is -4.44%.

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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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