Yamana Gold (AUY) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.21

Press coverage about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Yamana Gold earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.4994066441412 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Yamana Gold (NYSE AUY) opened at $3.26 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.99. The company has a market capitalization of $3,090.00, a P/E ratio of -8.81 and a beta of 0.63. Yamana Gold has a twelve month low of $2.21 and a twelve month high of $3.65.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.005 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.61%. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio is presently -5.41%.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet upgraded Yamana Gold from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a report on Thursday, September 7th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Yamana Gold from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, National Bank Financial downgraded Yamana Gold from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.52.

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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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