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Canadian Oil Sands (TSE:COS) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and three have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$24.36.

Canadian Oil Sands (TSE:COS) opened at 23.01 on Thursday. Canadian Oil Sands has a 52 week low of $19.40 and a 52 week high of $24.68. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23.45 and a 200-day moving average of $22.83. The company has a market cap of $11.151 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.28.

Canadian Oil Sands (TSE:COS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 4th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.15. Analysts expect that Canadian Oil Sands will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 20th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on COS. Analysts at FirstEnergy Capital downgraded shares of Canadian Oil Sands from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 12th. They now have a C$24.50 price target on the stock, up previously from C$24.00. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Canadian Oil Sands in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They set an “overweight” rating and a C$26.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Canadian Oil Sands from C$23.00 to C$25.00 in a research note on Monday, July 21st.

Canadian Oil Sands Limited is a pure investment opportunity in light, sweet crude oil. Through its 36.

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