Media stories about Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) (TSE:YRI) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Yamana Gold earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.1679572194527 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AUY. TheStreet raised Yamana Gold from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, December 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Yamana Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Macquarie raised Yamana Gold from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $4.00 price objective on Yamana Gold and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Yamana Gold currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.61.

Shares of Yamana Gold (NYSE AUY) traded up $0.17 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $3.46. The company had a trading volume of 21,080,799 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,730,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.62. Yamana Gold has a 1-year low of $2.21 and a 1-year high of $3.80. The company has a market cap of $3,290.00, a P/E ratio of -9.35 and a beta of 0.77.

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About Yamana Gold

Yamana Gold Inc is a gold producer with gold production, gold development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. The Company’s segments include Chapada mine in Brazil; El Penon mine in Chile; Canadian Malartic mine in Canada; Gualcamayo mine in Argentina; Minera Florida mine in Chile; Jacobina mine in Brazil; Brio Gold Inc (Brio Gold), and Corporate and other.

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