Franco Nevada Corp (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nineteen brokerages that are covering the company. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $76.71.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on FNV shares. Barclays PLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $68.00 price target on shares of Franco Nevada Corp in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Franco Nevada Corp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price target on Franco Nevada Corp from $66.00 to $65.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Clarkson Capital reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Franco Nevada Corp in a research note on Friday, March 10th. Finally, TD Securities reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Franco Nevada Corp in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th.

Shares of Franco Nevada Corp (NYSE:FNV) traded up 0.37% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $73.59. The company had a trading volume of 347,328 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $69.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $64.07. Franco Nevada Corp has a 52-week low of $53.31 and a 52-week high of $81.16. The company has a market cap of $13.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 96.70 and a beta of 0.08.

Franco Nevada Corp (NYSE:FNV) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $172.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $158.75 million. Franco Nevada Corp had a return on equity of 3.71% and a net margin of 16.54%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Franco Nevada Corp will post $0.97 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 29th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.25%. This is a boost from Franco Nevada Corp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Franco Nevada Corp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 169.23%.

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A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Westpac Banking Corp boosted its stake in Franco Nevada Corp by 0.5% in the third quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 1,341,809 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $93,752,000 after buying an additional 6,348 shares in the last quarter. Veritas Investment Management UK Ltd boosted its stake in Franco Nevada Corp by 91.6% in the fourth quarter. Veritas Investment Management UK Ltd now owns 197,254 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $15,836,000 after buying an additional 94,280 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Franco Nevada Corp during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $217,899,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Franco Nevada Corp by 214.7% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 838,100 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $50,074,000 after buying an additional 571,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in Franco Nevada Corp by 63.1% in the fourth quarter. Credit Agricole S A now owns 243,113 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $14,529,000 after buying an additional 94,050 shares in the last quarter. 65.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Franco Nevada Corp

Franco-Nevada Corporation (Franco-Nevada) is a gold-focused royalty and stream company. The Company has interests in silver, platinum group metals, oil and gas and other resource assets. The Company is engaged in resource sector royalty/stream acquisitions and management activities. It has a portfolio of properties in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Africa.

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