Media coverage about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3911124877363 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) opened at $2.69 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,494.56, a P/E ratio of 65.75 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Yamana Gold has a 52-week low of $2.21 and a 52-week high of $3.65.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.005 per share. This represents a $0.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -5.00%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on AUY shares. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a report on Thursday, September 7th. National Bank Financial cut Yamana Gold from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. TD Securities set a $4.00 target price on Yamana Gold and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Yamana Gold from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Desjardins reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a report on Monday, December 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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