Antofagasta plc (LON:ANTO) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the ten brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,032.86 ($13.49).

Several research firms have weighed in on ANTO. Barclays cut their target price on shares of Antofagasta from GBX 1,100 ($14.37) to GBX 1,050 ($13.72) and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, February 8th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on shares of Antofagasta from GBX 1,170 ($15.29) to GBX 1,080 ($14.11) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 21st. Citigroup Inc. 3% Minimum Coupon Principal Protected Based Upon Russell reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Antofagasta in a report on Wednesday, February 24th. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Antofagasta to an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 1,300 ($16.98) target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, March 24th. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Antofagasta in a report on Wednesday, February 24th.

ANTO traded down GBX 12 ($0.16) during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 1,740 ($22.73). The stock had a trading volume of 1,311,987 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,354,447. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 1,739.30 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 1,394.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 37.25, a current ratio of 3.28 and a quick ratio of 2.92. The firm has a market capitalization of £17.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.85. Antofagasta has a 1-year low of GBX 727.40 ($9.50) and a 1-year high of GBX 1,909.05 ($24.94).

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 14th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 22nd will be issued a dividend of $0.49 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.04%. This is a positive change from Antofagasta’s previous dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 22nd. Antofagasta’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.26%.

Antofagasta Company Profile

Antofagasta plc, through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the exploration, evaluation, development, and mining of copper properties in Chile and internationally. It operates through Los Pelambres, Centinela, Antucoya, Zaldívar, Exploration and Evaluation, and Transport segments. The company produces copper concentrates containing by-products, such as molybdenum, gold, and silver; and copper cathodes.

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