News coverage about IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) (TSE:IMG) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. IAMGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the mining company an impact score of 45.8181052229158 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

IAMGOLD (NYSE IAG) opened at $6.08 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 4.78, a quick ratio of 3.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The stock has a market cap of $2,697.43, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 21.93 and a beta of -0.57. IAMGOLD has a twelve month low of $3.36 and a twelve month high of $7.25.

IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) (TSE:IMG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The mining company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $268.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $268.62 million. IAMGOLD had a net margin of 48.66% and a return on equity of 1.81%. The company’s revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.05 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that IAMGOLD will post 0.09 EPS for the current year.

IAG has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of IAMGOLD from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $8.00 price target on shares of IAMGOLD and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. TheStreet downgraded shares of IAMGOLD from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Canaccord Genuity downgraded shares of IAMGOLD from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $8.07 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $7.00 price target on shares of IAMGOLD and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $7.01.

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IAMGOLD Corporation (IAMGOLD) is engaged primarily in the exploration for, and the development and production of, mineral resource properties throughout the world. Through its holdings, IAMGOLD has interests in various operations, exploration and development properties. IAMGOLD is a mid-tier mining company with approximately four operating gold mines on over three continents.

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