B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) (TSE:BTO)’s share price rose 2.1% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $2.89 and last traded at $2.82. Approximately 3,779,121 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 28% from the average daily volume of 2,954,890 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.88.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on BTG. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of B2Gold Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of B2Gold Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of B2Gold Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, National Bank Financial reaffirmed a “sector perform market weight” rating on shares of B2Gold Corp in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $4.50.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new stake in B2Gold Corp during the second quarter worth approximately $112,000. Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in B2Gold Corp during the second quarter worth approximately $120,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new stake in B2Gold Corp during the second quarter worth approximately $124,000. World Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in B2Gold Corp during the second quarter worth approximately $155,000. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its stake in B2Gold Corp by 18.0% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 70,650 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $199,000 after purchasing an additional 10,800 shares during the last quarter.

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