Raymond James Financial cut Yamana Gold to $6 from $6.50, and maintained the Market Perform rating on the stock.
Our view of the stock is Slightly Bearish with a score of 3.3 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.
What to 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. Underpriced compared to book value The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason. 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.
What to not like:
High volatility The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock. Below median total returns The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years. Overpriced compared to earnings The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median. 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. Poor return on equity The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers. Poor capital utilization The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers. Low Revenue Growth This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector Low Dividend Growth This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.
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