Heavy Insider Trading Reported At Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY)

The 12-month median price target for Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) assigned by the analysts stands at $3.26, which represents a return potential of 34.16 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $2.43 on Friday, January 11. The lowest price target for the stock is $2.28 — slightly more than -6.17 percent from AUY’s current share price. The stock will probably climb 61.32 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $4.19-month high price target. This represents a whopping 72.43 percent increase from where shares are trading today.

On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 57.14 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $2.38 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $2.45 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $2.48 level. The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $2.4. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $2.38. Till the time, the AUY stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear.

Shares of Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) are trading at a P/E ratio of 0 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry AUY operates in has an average P/E of 11.32. Its P/E ratio went as low as 0X and as high as 0 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 1.3 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 12.72. 44.2 percent is the gross profit margin for Yamana Gold Inc. and operating margin sits at -21 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is -23.7 percent.

On 11th of January, Yamana Gold Inc. (NYSE:AUY) shares ended lower after a volatile session. The shares dropped 0 points or 0 percent at $2.43 with a light trade volume of 7.84 million shares. After opening the session at $2.44, the shares went as high as $2.45 and as low as $2.4, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $2.3 billion and now has 947.61 million shares outstanding. Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) stock has gained 14.08 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

AUY stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.73, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was -$0.44 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has surged 2.97 percent year to date (YTD) against a decline of -23.58 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -36.05 percent away from its 1-year high of $3.80 and 21.5 percent up from 52-week low of $2.00. The average consensus rating on the company is 2.6, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a sell.