News headlines about McEwen Mining (NYSE:MUX) (TSE:MUX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. McEwen Mining earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.5944529702992 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

McEwen Mining (NYSE MUX) traded up 3.02% on Friday, reaching $2.39. 1,918,702 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. McEwen Mining has a 12 month low of $2.15 and a 12 month high of $4.81. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $2.55 and a 200 day moving average of $3.03. The stock’s market capitalization is $746.34 million.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a $0.005 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 2nd. McEwen Mining’s payout ratio is -50.00%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of McEwen Mining from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of McEwen Mining from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. TheStreet upgraded shares of McEwen Mining from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of McEwen Mining from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and issued a $5.00 target price on shares of McEwen Mining in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. McEwen Mining presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.25.

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About McEwen Mining

McEwen Mining Inc is a mining and minerals production and exploration company. The Company is focused on precious and base metals in Argentina, Mexico and the United States. The Company’s segments include Mexico, Minera Santa Cruz SA (MSC), Nevada and Los Azules. The Mexico Operations segment includes properties, such as El Gallo 1 mine and the El Gallo 2 project.

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