Yamana Gold Inc. (TSE:YRI) (NYSE:AUY) – Stock analysts at Cormark reduced their Q1 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Yamana Gold in a research note issued on Monday, March 11th. Cormark analyst R. Gray now forecasts that the company will post earnings of ($0.03) per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of ($0.01). Cormark also issued estimates for Yamana Gold’s Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.03) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.05 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.07 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.27 EPS.
A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a C$3.00 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Monday, December 10th. CSFB reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a C$4.00 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th.
YRI opened at C$3.45 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.41 billion and a P/E ratio of -11.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 44.71. Yamana Gold has a 1 year low of C$2.66 and a 1 year high of C$4.20.
In related news, Senior Officer Richard Campbell sold 12,776 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$3.68, for a total transaction of C$47,015.68. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 55,783 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$205,281.44. Also, Director Peter Marrone acquired 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 1st. The shares were acquired at an average price of C$3.41 per share, with a total value of C$30,690.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 1,734,687 shares in the company, valued at C$5,915,282.67.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.007 per share. This represents a $0.03 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.81%. This is an increase from Yamana Gold’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 28th. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio is presently -6.67%.
Yamana Gold Company Profile
Yamana Gold Inc engages in operating mines, development stage projects, and exploration and mineral properties primarily in Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. The company primarily sells precious metals, including gold, silver, and copper. Its principal mining properties comprise the Chapada and Jacobina mines in Brazil; the Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; and the Cerro Moro mine in Argentina and the El Peñón and Minera Florida mines in Chile.
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