News coverage about Agnico Eagle Mines (NYSE:AEM) (TSE:AEM) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Agnico Eagle Mines earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the mining company an impact score of 46.6132615250097 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Shares of Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) traded up $1.57 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $45.49. 2,750,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,280,000. The company has a current ratio of 3.85, a quick ratio of 2.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,590.00, a P/E ratio of 38.88, a P/E/G ratio of 42.84 and a beta of -0.59. Agnico Eagle Mines has a 12-month low of $39.30 and a 12-month high of $51.86.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.97%. Agnico Eagle Mines’s payout ratio is currently 37.61%.
Several research firms have commented on AEM. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Agnico Eagle Mines from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $53.00 price target on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Desjardins restated a “buy” rating on shares of Agnico Eagle Mines in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $58.05.
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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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