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Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) in a research note issued on Wednesday. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock.

AUQ has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. 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. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$5.38.

Shares of AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) traded down 0.85% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $4.67. The stock had a trading volume of 136,702 shares. AuRico Gold has a 52-week low of $3.56 and a 52-week high of $5.91. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.65 and its 200-day moving average is $4.68. The company’s market cap is $1.161 billion.

AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) last released its 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.

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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