Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) hit a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $15.30 and last traded at $14.96, with a volume of 526,781 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.90.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BVN shares. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $6.20 to $7.90 in a research note on Friday, April 15th. HSBC downgraded shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Bank of America Corp. raised shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price objective for the stock from $10.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.89.

The stock’s market capitalization is $3.87 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $12.45 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.61.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The mining company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.12. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA will post $0.66 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of BVN. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 16.8% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 991,074 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $4,242,000 after buying an additional 142,693 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 56.5% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,952,857 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $8,358,000 after buying an additional 704,730 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 25.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,411,756 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $23,162,000 after buying an additional 1,108,713 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 112.2% in the fourth quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 402,644 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $1,695,000 after buying an additional 212,857 shares during the last quarter.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (Buenaventura) is a Peru-based mining company engaged in the exploration, mining, smelting and commercialization of gold and silver, as well as other metals and minerals. The Company operates directly seven Peruvian mining units located in Uchucchacua, Orcopampa, Poracota, Julcani, Recuperada, Antapite and Ishihuinca; as well as indirectly the mines of Shila-Paula, La Zanja and Colquijirca.

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