Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) Stock Price

News articles about Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wheaton Precious Metals earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1246944538816 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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Shares of Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) traded up $0.25 during trading on Friday, hitting $20.40. 3,493,819 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,704,781. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,781.20, a P/E ratio of 156.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.44 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 5.80 and a current ratio of 5.80. Wheaton Precious Metals has a twelve month low of $18.32 and a twelve month high of $22.72.

Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE:WPM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 21st. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $242.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $217.84 million. Wheaton Precious Metals had a net margin of 6.84% and a return on equity of 5.53%. The company’s revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Wheaton Precious Metals will post 0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 6th will be paid a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 5th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.76%. Wheaton Precious Metals’s payout ratio is 276.92%.

Several brokerages have commented on WPM. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wheaton Precious Metals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Royal Bank of Canada set a $26.00 price target on Wheaton Precious Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 15th. Desjardins reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Wheaton Precious Metals in a report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, TD Securities set a $28.00 price target on Wheaton Precious Metals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $26.00.

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Wheaton Precious Metals Company Profile

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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