Yamana Gold (AUY) Gets a Buy Rating from BMO Capital

BMO Capital analyst Jackie Przybylowski maintained a Buy rating on Yamana Gold (AUYResearch Report) today and set a price target of $8.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $4.22.

According to, Przybylowski is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 20.8% and a 44.0% success rate. Przybylowski covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Turquoise Hill Resources, Wheaton Precious Metals, and First Quantum Minerals.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Yamana Gold with a $6.48 average price target, representing a 53.6% upside. In a report issued on January 7, National Bank also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a C$7.00 price target.

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Based on Yamana Gold’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $452 million and net profit of $27 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $439 million and had a net profit of $55.6 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 67 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of AUY in relation to earlier this year.

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Yamana Gold, Inc. is a Canadian-based company, which produces gold, silver and copper. It operates through the following segments: Chapada, El Peñón, Canadian Malartic, Jacobina, Minera Florida, Gualcamayo, Brio Gold, and Corporate & other. The company was founded on February 7, 1995 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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