CIBC Capital Markets raises the target price on Lundin Gold Inc.(LUG:TSX) to $15.50

STA Research
by: STA Research

CIBC Capital Markets maintains Lundin Gold Inc. with an outperform rating and raises the target price to $15.50 from $14 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Lundin Gold Inc stock forecasts from 7 analysts, the average analyst target price for Lundin Gold Inc is CAD 13.13 over the next 12 months. Lundin Gold Inc’s average analyst rating is Buy . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Lundin Gold Inc is Bullish , which is based on 9 positive signals and 3 negative signals. At the last closing, Lundin Gold Inc’s stock price was CAD 10.24Lundin Gold Inc’s stock price has changed by +2.40% over the past week, -4.30% over the past month and -17.15% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

 

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