News headlines about Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pan American Silver earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3226604111818 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
A number of analysts recently issued reports on PAAS shares. Scotiabank set a $21.00 target price on Pan American Silver and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $22.00 target price on Pan American Silver and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Pan American Silver from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. TheStreet raised Pan American Silver from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Citigroup raised Pan American Silver to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.23.
Shares of Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) opened at $15.51 on Wednesday. Pan American Silver has a 1 year low of $13.99 and a 1 year high of $19.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,348.19, a P/E ratio of 19.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.65 and a beta of 0.28.
Pan American Silver (NASDAQ:PAAS) (TSE:PAAS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The basic materials company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.06). Pan American Silver had a return on equity of 5.03% and a net margin of 15.02%. The company had revenue of $226.03 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $212.17 million. research analysts predict that Pan American Silver will post 0.83 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 5th will be given a dividend of $0.035 per share. This represents a $0.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.90%. This is a boost from Pan American Silver’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 2nd. Pan American Silver’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.72%.
Pan American Silver Company Profile
Pan American Silver Corp. is a silver production company. The Company is principally engaged in the operation and development of, and exploration for, silver producing properties. The Company’s segments include Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia. The Company also produces and sells gold, zinc, lead and copper.