News stories about Sandstorm Gold (NASDAQ:SAND) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sandstorm Gold earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9754410368338 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Sandstorm Gold (SAND) opened at 4.34 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $4.03 and its 200 day moving average is $4.07. Sandstorm Gold has a 12-month low of $3.18 and a 12-month high of $6.65. The company has a market cap of $800.79 million and a P/E ratio of 57.11.

Sandstorm Gold (NASDAQ:SAND) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01. The company had revenue of $16.07 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Sandstorm Gold will post $0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Sandstorm Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Sandstorm Gold in a report on Friday, July 14th. Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded shares of Sandstorm Gold from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. CIBC downgraded shares of Sandstorm Gold from a “sector outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, Scotiabank set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Sandstorm Gold and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $5.42.

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About Sandstorm Gold

Sandstorm Gold Ltd is a Canada-based company engaged in providing financing to mining companies. The Company focuses on acquiring gold and other metal purchase agreements (Gold Streams or Silver Streams), and royalties from companies that have advanced stage development projects or operating mines. The Company operates in the segments of Bachelor Lake, Black Fox, Chapada Santa Elena, Yamana Silver Stream, Chapada, Diavik Mine, Other Royalties, Other and Corporate.

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