Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) does about 18.53M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 15656495 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 5.80B USD and an enterprise value of about $5.30B. Its current market price is $6.09, marking an increase of 3.57% compared to the previous close of $5.88. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $7.02 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $2.23. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $6.14 and a low of $5.96.

Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) has a 20-day trading average at $6.19 and the current price is -13.25% off the 52-week high compared with 173.09% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $5.87 and its 200-day simple moving average is $4.53. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 4.60%, which decreases to 4.35% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 50.92 to suggest the stock is neutral.

15 analysts observing the Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $4.50 and $8.50. The consensus objective for the share price is $3.92, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of -55.36% over the period. The median price target is 18.15% away from the current levels at $7.44.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 15 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 1 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 1 advise that it is a overweight. 7 analysts have rated it as a buy and 6 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Overweight and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on April 16, 2020 when Scotiabank upgraded the stock to “Sector Outperform” and issued a price target of.

The current price level is -1.92%, 4.15%, and 34.77% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the AUY price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 28. Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) stock is up 1.84% over the week and -4.25% over the past month. Its price is 54.18% year-to-date and 68.70% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 12/30/2017, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 above consensus estimates by $0.03. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 10/22/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.02 and $0.12 for whole year. AUY’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 50.00% this year and 58.30% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $480.71 million, which analysts say will come at $1.96 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $2.09 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $431.81 million.

Its 12-month price target is $7.44. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink -55.36 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $4.50, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $8.50.

Outstanding shares total 951.66M with insiders holding 0.33% of the shares and institutional holders owning 56.30% of the company’s common stock. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 22.23 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 32.05. Price to book ratio is 1.38 and price to sales ratio is 4.14.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, VanEck Vectors – Gold Miners ETF has added its position in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) to 51,335,337 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 0.30%. VanEck Vectors – Gold Miners ETF added 0.16 million shares of Yamana Gold Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $334.19 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. VanEck Vectors – Gold Miners ETF isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by VanEck Vectors – Junior Gold Mine, which added 0.57 million shares to end up with 43,397,632 shares worth $282.52 million. DFA International Small Cap Value cut their holdings by 0.00% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.10% position in Yamana Gold Inc. thanks to 19.99 million shares amounting to $130.11 million.