Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) Share Price
News stories about Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Agnico Eagle Mines earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the mining company an impact score of 44.8725581209854 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- 5 Top Stocks for Your Starter Portfolio (fool.ca)
- 2018 Shaping Up as an Inflection Year for Colibri Resources – Baystreet.ca (baystreet.ca)
- Why Agnico Eagle Mines Is an Analyst Favorite (finance.yahoo.com)
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM) Increased by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com)
- Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) PT Raised to $55.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts have recently issued reports on AEM shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Agnico Eagle Mines from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada set a $53.00 price objective on Agnico Eagle Mines and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. TD Securities set a $53.00 price objective on Agnico Eagle Mines and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, CSFB increased their price objective on Agnico Eagle Mines from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $58.05.
Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The mining company reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.11. Agnico Eagle Mines had a return on equity of 5.61% and a net margin of 12.47%. analysts anticipate that Agnico Eagle Mines will post 1.01 earnings per share for the current year.
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Agnico Eagle Mines Company Profile
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd is a Canada-based gold producer with mining operations in northwestern Quebec, northern Mexico, northern Finland and Nunavut, as well as exploration activities in Canada, Europe, Latin America and the United States. It operates through the business units: Northern Business, which consists of its operations in Canada and Finland, such as the LaRonde mine, the Lapa mine, the Goldex mine, the Meadowbank mine, the Meliadine project and the Malartic Mine in Canada, as well as the Kittila mine in Finland; Southern Business, which consists of its operations in Mexico, such as the Pinos Altos mine that includes the Creston Mascota deposit and the La India mine owned by its indirect subsidiary, as well as Exploration Group, which focuses on the identification of new mineral reserves and mineral resources, and new development opportunities in gold producing regions.
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