Headlines about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Yamana Gold earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.7842100620497 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) opened at 2.67 on Thursday. Yamana Gold has a 52-week low of $2.21 and a 52-week high of $3.95. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $2.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.69. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.53 billion.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) last announced its earnings results 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). The business had revenue of $428.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $428.65 million. Yamana Gold had a negative net margin of 23.63% and a positive return on equity of 0.42%. The firm’s revenue was down 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.01 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Yamana Gold will post $0.03 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.005 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.75%. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio is presently -4.44%.

Several research analysts recently commented on AUY shares. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $4.00 target price on Yamana Gold and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.71.

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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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