Yamana Gold Inc. (TSE:YRI) (NYSE:AUY) – Equities researchers at Desjardins increased their Q4 2020 EPS estimates for Yamana Gold in a research report issued on Friday, April 12th. Desjardins analyst J. Wolfson now forecasts that the company will earn $0.04 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.03.
A number of other analysts have also commented on YRI. CSFB reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a C$4.00 price objective on shares of Yamana Gold in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. National Bank Financial lowered their target price on shares of Yamana Gold from C$5.25 to C$5.00 in a report on Thursday, March 21st.
Yamana Gold (TSE:YRI) (NYSE:AUY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 14th. The company reported C$0.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.02 by C$0.02. The business had revenue of C$638.95 million during the quarter.
In other news, Director Peter Marrone bought 9,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 1st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of C$3.41 per share, for a total transaction of C$30,690.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 1,734,687 shares in the company, valued at C$5,915,282.67. Also, Senior Officer Richard Campbell sold 12,776 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$3.68, for a total transaction of C$47,015.68. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 55,783 shares in the company, valued at C$205,281.44. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 17,323 shares of company stock worth $61,819.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Investors of record on Friday, March 29th were issued a dividend of $0.007 per share. This represents a $0.03 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.85%. This is an increase from Yamana Gold’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 28th. Yamana Gold’s payout ratio is presently -6.67%.
About Yamana Gold
Yamana Gold Inc engages in operating mines, development stage projects, and exploration and mineral properties primarily in Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. The company primarily sells precious metals, including gold, silver, and copper. Its principal mining properties comprise the Chapada and Jacobina mines in Brazil; the Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; and the Cerro Moro mine in Argentina and the El Peñón and Minera Florida mines in Chile.
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