Analysts expect Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) to report earnings of $0.03 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Yamana Gold’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.00 to $0.06. Yamana Gold posted earnings per share of $0.01 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 200%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report after the market closes on Thursday, July 27th.

On average, analysts expect that Yamana Gold will report full year earnings of $0.07 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.01 to $0.18. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of $0.21 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.18 to $0.26. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Yamana Gold.

Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The basic materials company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.02. Yamana Gold had a negative net margin of 19.31% and a positive return on equity of 0.44%. The business had revenue of $403.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $423.20 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .6% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on AUY shares. Vetr upgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $3.33 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Yamana Gold in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Yamana Gold presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.06.

Shares of Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) opened at 2.49 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $2.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.81. Yamana Gold has a one year low of $2.21 and a one year high of $5.98. The stock’s market cap is $2.36 billion.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Friday, June 30th were given a $0.005 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $0.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -5.41%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in AUY. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in shares of Yamana Gold during the second quarter worth $107,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Yamana Gold during the first quarter worth approximately $111,000. Creative Planning boosted its stake in shares of Yamana Gold by 76.6% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 45,638 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 19,795 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in shares of Yamana Gold by 3.0% in the first quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 47,412 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $131,000 after buying an additional 1,381 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Korea Investment CORP acquired a new stake in shares of Yamana Gold during the first quarter worth approximately $161,000. 41.39% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Yamana Gold

Yamana Gold Inc is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The Company’s segments include Chapada mine in Brazil; El Penon mine in Chile; Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; Gualcamayo mine in Argentina; Minera Florida mine in Chile; Jacobina mine in Brazil; Brio Gold Inc (Brio Gold), and Corporate and other.

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