Shares of First Quantum Minerals Limited (TSE:FM) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the seventeen ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is C$14.48.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on FM. CIBC upped their target price on shares of First Quantum Minerals from C$14.00 to C$18.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group reduced their price target on shares of First Quantum Minerals from C$13.00 to C$12.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 14th. Raymond James set a C$15.00 price target on shares of First Quantum Minerals and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 18th. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on shares of First Quantum Minerals from C$16.00 to C$15.50 in a research report on Tuesday, December 17th. Finally, National Bank Financial raised shares of First Quantum Minerals from a “sector perform spec overwgt” rating to an “outperform spec overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 6th.
FM traded down C$1.99 on Friday, hitting C$6.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,850,591 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,727,114. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is C$11.33 and its 200-day simple moving average is C$11.34. The firm has a market cap of $4.67 billion and a P/E ratio of -83.98. First Quantum Minerals has a 12 month low of C$6.60 and a 12 month high of C$16.63. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 94.61.
The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 16th will be given a dividend of $0.005 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 15th. First Quantum Minerals’s dividend payout ratio is presently -8.98%.
First Quantum Minerals Company Profile
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. It primarily explores for copper, nickel, gold, and zinc ores, as well as produces acid. The company operates seven mines, including the Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Australia; the Kansanshi copper-gold mine and copper smelter in Zambia; the Sentinel copper operation in North Western Province of Zambia; the Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania; the Çayeli copper-zinc mine in Turkey; the Las Cruces copper mine in Spain; and the Pyhäsalmi copper-zinc mine in Finland.
Featured Story: Penny Stocks
Source: Redmond Register