Media stories about Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the mining company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

AEM has been the subject of several analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group set a $63.00 price target on Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Agnico Eagle Mines Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $54.00 price objective on Agnico Eagle Mines Limited and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Agnico Eagle Mines Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, TD Securities reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in a report on Friday, April 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.81.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) traded down 1.80% during trading on Friday, hitting $44.80. The stock had a trading volume of 1,490,405 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $45.79 and its 200 day moving average is $45.94. The firm has a market cap of $10.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.18 and a beta of -0.67. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $60.10.

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The mining company reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $549.88 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $529.43 million. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited had a return on equity of 5.38% and a net margin of 11.32%. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.16 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Agnico Eagle Mines Limited will post $0.77 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s payout ratio is 36.70%.

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About Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a gold producer with mining operations in northwestern Quebec, northern Mexico, northern Finland and Nunavut and exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. The Company operates through three business units. The Northern Business consists of its operations in Canada and Finland.

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