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Not A Good News For Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY): The Stock Could Go Down -3.97 Percent More

The trading price of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE:HMY) closed lower on Tuesday, May 23, closing at $4.79, -0.21% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $4.74 and $4.84. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $5.43 and a 52-week low of $1.93. Over the past month, the stock has gained 6.44% in value.

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Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, whose market valuation is $3.03 billion at the time of this writing. The dividend yield on the company stock is 0.84%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.04. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest HMY has a 50% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned HMY a recommendation rating is 8. Out of them, 3 rate it a Hold, while 1 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 2 analyst(s) have tagged Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (HMY) as Underweight, while 2 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Underweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that HMY’s price is currently -2.46% off the SMA20 and 7.41% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 50.61, and weekly volatility stands at 2.87%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 3.54%. Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE:HMY)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.40, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.18. With analysts defining $2.61-$4.98 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $4.01 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 45.51% off the estimated low and -3.97% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if HMY’s share price rises to $4.11, which is the median consensus price. At that level, HMY’s share price would be 14.2% above current price.

To see how Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: HMY stock’s performance was -0.21% in the latest trading, and 33.43% in the past year, while Gold Fields Limited (GFI) has traded -1.05% on the day and positioned 31.47% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) saw its stock close -1.15% lower in the most recent trading session but was up 35.23% in a year. Furthermore, DRDGOLD Limited (DRD) showed a decrease of -2.76% on the day while its price kept inclining at 73.17% over the past year. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -1.12%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.69% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE:HMY) indicates that the 3-month average is 4.75 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 4.27 million.

Currently, records show that 617.00 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 15.10% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 36.00%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 4.82 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 1.22 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 0.78% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 6.51 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 40.88% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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