Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE:KGC) shares traded up 3.2% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $5.20 and last traded at $5.12, with a volume of 6,889,599 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $4.96.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kinross Gold Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 2nd. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kinross Gold Corp. in a research note on Saturday, April 2nd. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Kinross Gold Corp. in a research note on Monday, April 4th. TheStreet raised shares of Kinross Gold Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 11th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Kinross Gold Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $4.45.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $5.14 and its 200-day moving average is $3.82. The company’s market cap is $6.35 billion.

Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE:KGC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The mining company reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.01). During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.01 EPS. The company earned $782.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $808.09 million. The company’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Kinross Gold Corp. will post $0.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Other large investors have modified their holdings of the company. 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 in the last quarter. 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 in the last quarter. 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 in the last quarter.

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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