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Shares of Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) hit a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday , Analyst Ratings reports. The company traded as low as $7.05 and last traded at $7.10, with a volume of 4,249,902 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.25.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Macquarie upgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 15th. Separately, analysts at Paradigm Capital downgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. They now have a $9.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $12.50. Finally, analysts at Raymond James reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a research note on Thursday, May 1st. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.93.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $7.70 and its 200-day moving average is $8.9. The company’s market cap is $5.357 billion.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $353.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $422.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 33.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Yamana Gold will post $0.25 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, July 14th. Investors of record on Monday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.0375 per share. This represents a $0.15 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 26th.

Yamana Gold Inc (NYSE:AUY) is a gold producer, engaged in gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.

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