Wall Street analysts expect Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.03 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Yamana Gold’s earnings. Yamana Gold reported earnings per share of $0.01 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 200%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 23rd.

On average, analysts expect that Yamana Gold will report full-year earnings of $0.06 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.05 to $0.08. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.15 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.12 to $0.19. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Yamana Gold.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on AUY shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. TD Securities set a $4.00 target price on shares of Yamana Gold and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Yamana Gold from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, National Bank Financial downgraded shares of Yamana Gold from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two 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 company. Yamana Gold currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.54.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AUY. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Yamana Gold by 10.5% in the 1st quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 132,234 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $365,000 after buying an additional 12,564 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Yamana Gold by 4.9% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 21,263,123 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $58,686,000 after buying an additional 987,870 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Yamana Gold by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 454,625 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,248,000 after buying an additional 5,553 shares during the period. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in shares of Yamana Gold by 76.6% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 45,638 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 19,795 shares during the period. Finally, Aperio Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Yamana Gold by 55.1% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 183,583 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $446,000 after buying an additional 65,242 shares during the period. 40.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Yamana Gold (NYSE AUY) traded up $0.04 on Friday, hitting $2.58. 10,642,266 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,361,999. The company has a market cap of $2,447.13, a P/E ratio of 64.50 and a beta of 0.64. Yamana Gold has a one year low of $2.21 and a one year high of $3.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.62.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.005 dividend. This represents a $0.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Yamana Gold’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -5.00%.

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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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