Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) saw a large increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,515,441 shares, an increase of 55.0% from the January 12th total of 977,552 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,676,012 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.9 days.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 268,306 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $3,086,000 after acquiring an additional 1,756 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 401,354 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $4,595,000 after acquiring an additional 1,895 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its position in Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 23.2% during the 3rd quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 20,697 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $265,000 after acquiring an additional 3,897 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 18.7% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 27,338 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $314,000 after buying an additional 4,303 shares during the period. Finally, Deltec Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA by 14.2% in the 4th quarter. Deltec Asset Management LLC now owns 40,300 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $567,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. 44.43% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE BVN) opened at $16.09 on Thursday. Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA has a 52-week low of $10.87 and a 52-week high of $16.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 1.21. The company has a market capitalization of $3,827.58, a PE ratio of -11.58 and a beta of 1.16.

A number of brokerages have commented on BVN. Zacks Investment Research raised Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Citigroup raised Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.65.

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Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA Company Profile

Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA. (Buenaventura) is a precious metals company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, mining and processing of gold, silver and other metals in Peru. The Company’s segments include Production and sale of minerals; Exploration and development activities; Construction and engineering services; Energy generation and transmission services; Insurance brokerage; Rental of mining concessions; Holding of investment in shares (mainly in Minera Yanacocha S.R.L.

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