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What Can Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE: AEM) Expect In 2023?

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) price on Friday, March 17, rose 5.54% above its previous day’s close as an upside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $50.84.

A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $48.17, moving within a range at $48.49 and $51.225. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 0.78 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 33.60. Turning to its 52-week performance, $67.14 and $36.69 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, AEM moved 3.44% over the past month.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s market cap currently stands at around $22.95 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Apr 27, 2023. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 1.60, with its dividend yield at 3.15%. 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 $0.42, which has seen fiscal year 2022 EPS growth forecast to increase to $2.12 and about $2.22 for fiscal year 2023. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be -12.40% for 2023 and 4.70% for the next financial year.

Analysts have a consensus estimate of $1.42 billion for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $1.4 billion and $1.44 billion respectively. The average forecast suggests up to a 49.80% 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 $5.83 billion, representing a 52.40% jump 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 1 upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that AEM 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 100% Buy category.

AEM’s current price about 9.12% and -1.02% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 61.60, while 7-day volatility ratio is 3.17% and 2.77% in the 30-day chart. Further, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) has a beta value of 0.79, and an average true range (ATR) of 1.57. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $62.34, forecast between a low of $55.00 and high of $90.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is -8.18% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -77.03%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -18.02% jump to $60.00 which is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably stronger. Data shows AEM’s intraday price has changed 5.54% in last session and -14.78% over the past year. Comparatively, Yamana Gold Inc. (AUY) has moved 5.85% on the day and only 8.22% 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, Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI) is also up 6.69% in trading on the day while keeping a an uptrend of 38.22% over the past year. If we look at the PE ratio, we find that Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s ratio stands at 33.60 compared to Yamana Gold Inc.’s 21.44. 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 Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 3.23 million over the past 10 days and 2.89 million over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 456.27 million shares.

The 0.20% of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited’s shares are in the hands of company insiders while institutional holders own 78.10% of the company’s shares. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 12.3 million on Jan 30, 2023, giving us a short ratio of 4.55. The data shows that as of Jan 30, 2023 short interest in Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (AEM) stood at 2.70% of shares outstanding, with shares short falling to 12.46 million registered in Dec 29, 2022. Current price change has pushed the stock -2.21% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the AEM stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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