Is Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) A Safe Bet For Investors?


Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) closed its last session at $3.34. The stock traded within a range of $3.19 and $3.36. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 3.18 Million. Trading volume for Yamana Gold, Inc. was 20.13 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) has an average volume of 9.38 Million.

Company Profile

Yamana Gold is a Canadian gold producer with significant gold production, gold and copper-gold development stage properties, exploration properties and land positions in all major mineral areas in Brazil.

Analyst Views

Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. 2 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 6 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) touched its 1-Year High price of $3.65 on 02/08/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $2.21 on 07/10/17.

EPS & Financials

Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.03/Share lagging the analyst estimate of $0.03/Share by a difference of $0. This showed a surprise of 0% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 9 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.02/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.03/share and a low EPS of $0.01/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $464.08 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 486.55 Million and 422.09 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with MEDIUM volatility. Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) has a 20-Day average volume of 12.61 Million. According to today’s trading volume Yamana Gold, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 60.7 Percent. The return on assets stands at -4.1%, Return on Equity currently is -8.1% and the Return on Investment value is -2.4%.

Yamana Gold, Inc. (NYSE:AUY) gross margin percentage stands at 41.3% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -26.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -20.1 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 12.42% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 21.02 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 23.82 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 7.05 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -26.2%. The return on invested capital is at -2.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 23.82%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 7.05% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.