Shares of Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE:KGC) saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 18,158,815 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 3% from the previous session’s volume of 18,685,753 shares.The stock last traded at $5.59 and had previously closed at $5.36.

A number of brokerages have commented on KGC. HSBC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Kinross Gold Corp. in a research report on Thursday. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Kinross Gold Corp. in a research report on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Kinross Gold Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $3.10 to $4.50 in a research report on Wednesday. Macquarie upgraded Kinross Gold Corp. from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 1st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Kinross Gold Corp. in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.20.

The stock’s market capitalization is $6.79 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.93 and its 200-day moving average is $3.59.

Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE:KGC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The mining company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.01). The company earned $782.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $808.09 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.01 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Kinross Gold Corp. will post $0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of the stock. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its stake in shares of Kinross Gold Corp. by 69.7% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 995,784 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,799,000 after buying an additional 408,900 shares during the period. Korea Investment CORP boosted its stake in shares of Kinross Gold Corp. by 9.1% in the fourth quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 1,254,500 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $2,266,000 after buying an additional 104,900 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Kinross Gold Corp. by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 1,445,074 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $3,627,000 after buying an additional 87,090 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in shares of Kinross Gold Corp. by 4,075.1% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,640,989 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $4,806,000 after buying an additional 2,577,733 shares during the period. Finally, OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kinross Gold Corp. by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 2,800,487 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $5,097,000 after buying an additional 100,487 shares during the period.

Kinross Gold Corporation is gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold mining and related activities, including exploration and acquisition of gold-bearing properties, the extraction and processing of gold-containing ore, and reclamation of gold mining properties. Its segments include Fort Knox, Round Mountain, Kettle River-Buckhorn, Kupol, Paracatu, Maricunga, Tasiast and Chirano.

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