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Investment analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of AuRico Gold (NYSE:AUQ) in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set an “equal weight” rating on the stock.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on AUQ. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of AuRico Gold from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $4.20 price target on the stock. 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. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.98.

Shares of AuRico Gold (NYSE:AUQ) opened at 4.32 on Wednesday. AuRico Gold has a 52-week low of $3.33 and a 52-week high of $5.36. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.27 and its 200-day moving average is $4.28. The company’s market cap is $1.074 billion.

AuRico Gold (NYSE:AUQ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.06) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $75.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.80 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.02 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 31.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that AuRico Gold will post $-0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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