Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN)’s share price was up 4.5% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $12.94 and last traded at $12.92, with a volume of 880,722 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.36.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on BVN shares. Bank of America Corp. upgraded Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $10.00 to $14.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. HSBC raised Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, TheStreet raised Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.89.

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $14.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.08. The firm’s market capitalization is $3.32 billion.

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The mining company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.12. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA will post $0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) by 16.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 991,074 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 142,693 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA owned approximately 0.38% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA worth $4,242,000 at the end of the most recent 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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