Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Silver Wheaton Corp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 48.9458936288343 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research firms have weighed in on WPM. TheStreet raised shares of Silver Wheaton Corp from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Silver Wheaton Corp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. TD Securities set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $25.00 price target (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.40.

Shares of Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) opened at 20.36 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $19.93 and its 200 day moving average is $20.03. The company has a market capitalization of $9.00 billion, a PE ratio of 40.64 and a beta of 0.27. Silver Wheaton Corp has a 1-year low of $16.94 and a 1-year high of $25.27.

Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15. Silver Wheaton Corp had a net margin of 25.05% and a return on equity of 5.90%. The firm had revenue of $200.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $217.81 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Silver Wheaton Corp will post $0.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Silver Wheaton Corp

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, formerly Silver Wheaton Corp, is a Canada-based pure precious metals streaming company engaged in the sale of silver and gold. The Company operates through eight segments: the silver produced by the San Dimas, Penasquito and Antamina mines, the gold produced by the Sudbury and Salobo mines, the silver and gold produced by the Constancia mine and the Other mines, and corporate operations.

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