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Shares of AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the stock, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$5.38.

Shares of AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) opened at 4.70 on Tuesday. AuRico Gold has a one year low of $3.56 and a one year high of $5.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.60 and its 200-day moving average is $4.7. The company’s market cap is $1.168 billion.

AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 11th. The company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02.

The company also recently declared a Quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.0041 per share. This represents a yield of 0.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 14th.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on AUQ shares. Analysts at TD Securities cut their price target on shares of AuRico Gold from C$3.25 to C$3.00 in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a “reduce” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Desjardins raised their price target on shares of AuRico Gold from C$0.25 to C$5.75 in a research note on Friday, July 18th. Finally, analysts at Canaccord Genuity downgraded shares of AuRico Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 10th. They now have a C$5.00 price target on the stock.

AuRico Gold Inc is a Canada-based gold producer with mines and projects in North America. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the mining, development, exploration, and acquisition of resource properties.

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