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Unlocking Growth Potential In Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS)

Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS) price on Friday, March 17, rose 6.80% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $17.58.

A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $16.46, moving within a range at $16.755 and $17.87. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 1.07. Turning to its 52-week performance, $30.51 and $13.40 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, PAAS moved 8.99% over the past month.

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Pan American Silver Corp.’s market cap currently stands at around $3.62 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for May 09, 2023 – May 15, 2023. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.40, with its dividend yield at 2.28%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.04, which has seen fiscal year 2022 EPS growth forecast to increase to $0.08 and about $0.5 for fiscal year 2023. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be -89.60% for 2023 and 525.00% for the next financial year.

Analysts have a consensus estimate of $384.97 million for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $367 million and $402.94 million respectively. The average forecast suggests down to a -8.80% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2022 to grow to $1.54 billion, representing a -5.80% decline on that reported in the last financial year.

Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that PAAS is a 50% Sell. On the other hand, the stock is on average a 50% Buy as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 50% Buy category.

7 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 7 recommend PAAS as a Buy and 0 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Buy which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.

PAAS’s current price about 11.73% and 3.29% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 61.71, while 7-day volatility ratio is 4.96% and 4.03% in the 30-day chart. Further, Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) has a beta value of 1.18, and an average true range (ATR) of 0.75. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $23.39, forecast between a low of $20.00 and high of $28.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is -13.77% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -59.27%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -25.94% jump to $22.14 which is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows PAAS’s intraday price has changed 6.80% in last session and -34.70% over the past year. Comparatively, Hecla Mining Company (HL) has moved 3.71% on the day and only -15.39% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that Coeur Mining Inc. (CDE) price has gained 5.48% on the day. However, the stock is -31.56% off its price a year ago. Moreover, First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) is also up 5.78% in trading on the day while keeping a a downtrend of -45.74% over the past year. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -1.10% and -1.19% respectively in the last trading.

If we refocus on Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ:PAAS), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 5.2 million over the past 10 days and 3.89 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 210.57 million shares.

The 1.60% of Pan American Silver Corp.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 60.90% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 28.34 million on Jan 12, 2023, giving us a short ratio of 7.76. The data shows that as of Jan 12, 2023 short interest in Pan American Silver Corp. (PAAS) stood at 13.45% of shares outstanding, with shares short rising to 25.02 million registered in Dec 14, 2022. Current price change has pushed the stock 7.59% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the PAAS stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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