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Are Investors Keen On Selling Holdings In Equinox Gold Corp. (AMEX: EQX)?

Equinox Gold Corp. (AMEX:EQX) traded at $4.49 at close of the session on Monday, 01/23/23, made an upward move of 0.90% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $4.45 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0.55 with the day’s price range being $4.32 – $4.49. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 3.12. In terms of its 52-week price range, EQX has a high of $9.07 and a low of $2.35. The company’s stock has gained about 26.12% over that past 30 days.

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Equinox Gold Corp. has a market cap of $1.36 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 22, 2023 – Feb 27, 2023. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0, with the EPS growth for the year raised at -$0.3 for 2022 and -$0.24 for next year. These figures represent -236.40% and 20.00% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $1.03 billion, or -4.90% down from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the EQX stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of Hold. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of Hold.

Based on estimates by 11 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 4 have rated the Equinox Gold Corp. (EQX) stock as a Hold, while 5 rate it as a Buy. 0 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 2 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 16.78% off its SMA20 and 22.64% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 66.89 while the volatility over the past week is 5.85% and jumps to 5.73% over the past one month. The beta value is 0.81, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.23. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $4.50, with the estimates having a low of $3.13 and a high of $6.70. These price ends are 30.29% and -49.22% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a 0.45% if the EQX share price touches on the median price of $4.47.

Coming back to Equinox Gold Corp. (AMEX:EQX), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.40 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.17 million. Current shares outstanding are 304.98 million.

The insiders hold 7.96% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 46.10%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 12.63 million at a short ratio of 5.05. This represents a 4.14% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 11.19 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 36.89% up in year-to-date price movement.

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