News coverage about Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wheaton Precious Metals earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.427533179892 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of equities research analysts have commented on WPM shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $25.00 price target on Wheaton Precious Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Zacks Investment Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Wheaton Precious Metals in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Desjardins reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Wheaton Precious Metals in a report on Monday, December 11th. TD Securities set a $28.00 price target on Wheaton Precious Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, TheStreet raised Wheaton Precious Metals from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.78.

Shares of Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE WPM) traded up $0.77 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $21.90. The stock had a trading volume of 3,320,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,884,196. Wheaton Precious Metals has a 1 year low of $18.32 and a 1 year high of $23.06. The company has a quick ratio of 5.80, a current ratio of 5.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. The company has a market capitalization of $9,347.44, a PE ratio of 47.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.93 and a beta of 0.30.

Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ 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 analysts’ expectations of $220.84 million. Wheaton Precious Metals’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. research 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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