Pan American Silver (PAAS) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18

Press coverage about Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pan American Silver earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.8779789643707 out of 100, meaning 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 articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $19.50 price objective on shares of Pan American Silver in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Pan American Silver from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 24th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Pan American Silver presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.18.

NASDAQ:PAAS traded down $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $15.88. The company had a trading volume of 654,953 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,077,417. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,434.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.14, a PEG ratio of 4.90 and a beta of 0.24. Pan American Silver has a twelve month low of $13.99 and a twelve month high of $19.56.

Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The basic materials company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.06). The company had revenue of $226.03 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $212.17 million. Pan American Silver had a return on equity of 5.03% and a net margin of 15.02%. research analysts forecast that Pan American Silver will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 5th were issued a $0.035 dividend. This represents a $0.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.88%. This is a boost from Pan American Silver’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 2nd. Pan American Silver’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 27.45%.

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About Pan American Silver

Pan American Silver Corp. is a silver production company. The Company is principally engaged in the operation and development of, and exploration for, silver producing properties. The Company’s segments include Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia. The Company also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead and copper.

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