Are Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE: AUY) Analysts Predicting A Spike?

Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) shares, rose in value on Thursday, August 25, with the stock price down by -0.31% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $4.86.

Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $4.87, falling within a range of $4.74 and $4.88. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 1.34 whereas the PE ratio is 17.58 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $6.40, and the low was $3.70. On the whole, AUY has fluctuated by 5.41% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of Yamana Gold Inc. currently standing at about $4.84 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Oct 26, 2022 – Oct 31, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.12, with its dividend yield at 2.46%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $486.19 million, with a low estimate of $486.19 million and a high estimate of $486.19 million. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 7.50%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2023, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $1.82 billion, representing an increase of 0.40% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that AUY’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a Hold.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of AUY currently trading nearly -0.85% and 0.47% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 49.29, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 2.90% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 3.51%. Furthermore, Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)’s beta value is 1.32, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.18.

A comparison of Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. AUY showed an intraday change of -0.31% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it grew by 9.68%%. In comparison, Kellogg Company (K) has moved lower at -0.34% today and is up 17.09% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD) has fallen -0.92% today. The stock, however, is off -17.18% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a gain of 0.70% for Rio Tinto Group (RIO) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -20.63%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 17.58 for Yamana Gold Inc., compared to 17.55 for Kellogg Company, and 14.55 for Barrick Gold Corporation. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 0.48%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 0.03%.

Data on historical trading for Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 11.02 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 20.05 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 961.06 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 0.20% of Yamana Gold Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 60.70% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 21.68 million shares as on Jul 28, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 1.34. According to the data, the short interest in Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) stood at 2.26% of shares outstanding as of Jul 28, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Jun 29, 2022 reached 13.74 million. The stock has risen by 15.40% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the AUY stock heading into the next quarter.

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