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National Bank Financial assumed coverage on shares of AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) in a research note issued on Friday. The firm set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

AUQ has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of AuRico Gold in a research note on Wednesday. They set an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Separately, 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. Finally, 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of C$5.38.

AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) traded down 1.35% on Friday, hitting $4.39. The stock had a trading volume of 467,942 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 $4.68 and its 200-day moving average is $4.68. The company’s market cap is $1.091 billion.

AuRico Gold (TSE:AUQ) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 11th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ 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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