Media stories about B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) (TSE:BTO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. B2Gold Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.1305341412112 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of B2Gold Corp (BTG) opened at 2.51 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.46 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.54. B2Gold Corp has a 12 month low of $2.02 and a 12 month high of $3.58. The company’s 50-day moving average is $2.62 and its 200-day moving average is $2.77.

Several analysts have recently commented on BTG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of B2Gold Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of B2Gold Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Clarus Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of B2Gold Corp in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub lowered shares of B2Gold Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, National Bank Financial reiterated a “sector perform market weight” rating on shares of B2Gold Corp in a research report on Monday, July 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $4.50.

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