B2Gold Corp. (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) Senior Officer John Alex Rajala sold 75,000 shares of B2Gold stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$7.34, for a total value of C$550,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 172,169 shares in the company, valued at approximately C$1,263,720.46.

Shares of BTO stock opened at C$7.45 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of C$7.25 and a two-hundred day moving average price of C$5.99. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.50. The company has a market capitalization of $7.43 billion and a PE ratio of 22.24. B2Gold Corp. has a 12-month low of C$3.12 and a 12-month high of C$8.02.

B2Gold (TSE:BTO) (NYSE:BTG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 5th. The company reported C$0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.15 by C($0.02). The business had revenue of C$510.53 million for the quarter. As a group, research analysts expect that B2Gold Corp. will post 0.44 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 7th will be given a $0.02 dividend. This represents a $0.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.07%. This is an increase from B2Gold’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 22nd. B2Gold’s payout ratio is presently 5.97%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on B2Gold from C$7.25 to C$7.50 in a research note on Wednesday, April 1st. National Bank Financial raised their price objective on B2Gold from C$7.25 to C$10.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 23rd. Eight Capital raised their price objective on B2Gold from C$6.50 to C$7.75 in a report on Tuesday, April 21st. Scotiabank raised their price objective on B2Gold from C$7.75 to C$8.50 in a report on Wednesday, May 6th. Finally, Bank of America raised their price objective on B2Gold from C$6.30 to C$6.65 in a report on Wednesday, March 4th.

About B2Gold

B2Gold Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral properties for gold deposits in Nicaragua, the Philippines, Mali, Colombia, Burkina Faso, and Namibia. The company primarily holds 80% interest in the Fekola mine, an open pit gold mine located in Mali; 90% interest in the Otjikoto gold mine located north of Windhoek, Namibia; the Masbate gold project located in the south-east of Manila, the Philippines; and 100% interest in the El Limon mine, an underground gold mine located in northwestern Nicaragua.

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