Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY)’s share price was down 2.7% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $5.58 and last traded at $5.67, with a volume of 4,477,170 shares. The stock had previously closed at $5.83.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Vetr lowered Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $3.22 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, April 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price target on Yamana Gold from $2.75 to $4.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $3.50 price target on shares of Yamana Gold in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Yamana Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Yamana Gold from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.50.

The stock’s market capitalization is $5.35 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $5.50 and a 200 day moving average of $4.00.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $466.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $466.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Yamana Gold’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Yamana Gold Inc. will post $0.15 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 14th. Investors of record on Friday, September 30th will be issued a $0.005 dividend. This represents a $0.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 28th.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Yamana Gold stock. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) by 20,173.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 935,615 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 931,000 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group owned 0.10% of Yamana Gold worth $1,743,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Yamana Gold Inc (Yamana) is a gold producer with significant gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Canada. The Company’s segments include Chapada mine in Brazil, El Penon mine in Chile, Canadian Malartic mine in Canada (50% interest), Gualcamayo mine in Argentina, Mercedes mine in Mexico, Brio Gold Inc, and Corporate and other.

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