Media stories about A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ:AMRK) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. A-Mark Precious Metals earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.0029135411374 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of A-Mark Precious Metals in a report on Monday, September 18th. lowered their price objective on A-Mark Precious Metals from $19.00 to $17.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised A-Mark Precious Metals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. A-Mark Precious Metals presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.77.

Shares of A-Mark Precious Metals (NASDAQ AMRK) opened at $14.30 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $104.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.87 and a beta of 0.03. A-Mark Precious Metals has a 52-week low of $12.51 and a 52-week high of $21.66.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th were given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.24%. A-Mark Precious Metals’s payout ratio is 40.51%.

In other news, CEO Gregory N. Roberts sold 3,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.37, for a total value of $54,021.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 26,056 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $426,536.72. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 9,200 shares of company stock valued at $148,879 in the last three months. Insiders own 38.80% of the company’s stock.

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A-Mark Precious Metals Company Profile

A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc is a precious metal trading company. The Company is a wholesaler of gold, silver, platinum and palladium bullion and related products, including bars, wafers, grain and coins. It distributes gold and silver coins and bars from sovereign and private mints; provides financing for the purchase of bullion and numismatics; offers storage for bullion, and offers complementary products, such as consignment, customized finance and liquidity programs, such as repurchase (Repo) accounts, and trade quotes in a variety of foreign currencies.

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