Media coverage about Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wheaton Precious Metals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.3972389163627 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have weighed in on WPM shares. TheStreet raised Wheaton Precious Metals from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. TD Securities set a $28.00 target price on Wheaton Precious Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $25.00 target price on Wheaton Precious Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Wheaton Precious Metals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Desjardins reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Wheaton Precious Metals in a report on Monday, December 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Wheaton Precious Metals has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.78.

Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) traded down $0.58 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.05. The stock had a trading volume of 3,380,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,150,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 5.80 and a quick ratio of 5.80. Wheaton Precious Metals has a 1 year low of $18.32 and a 1 year high of $23.06. The company has a market capitalization of $9,320.00, a P/E ratio of 44.79, a P/E/G ratio of 6.16 and a beta of 0.30.

Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Wheaton Precious Metals had a return on equity of 5.54% and a net margin of 24.02%. The firm had revenue of $203.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.84 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Wheaton Precious Metals will post 0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Wheaton Precious Metals 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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