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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a gold business based in the US. Agnico Eagle Mines shares (AEM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Agnico Eagle Mines employs 6,193 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.7 billion.

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Agnico Eagle Mines share price

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Agnico Eagle Mines shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
Latest market closeUSD$79.8
52-week rangeUSD$31 - USD$89.23
50-day moving average USD$80.8794
200-day moving average USD$64.3472
Wall St. target priceUSD$87.97
PE ratio 36.0918
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (1.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.053

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Is it a good time to buy Agnico Eagle Mines stock?

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Agnico Eagle Mines price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $79.8 from 2020-09-29

1 week (2020-09-23) 6.81%
1 month (2020-08-28) -2.72%
3 months (2020-06-30) 24.57%
6 months (2020-03-30) 99.00%
1 year (2019-09-30) 48.85%
2 years (2018-09-28) 133.33%
3 years (2017-09-29) 76.51%
5 years (2015-09-30) 215.17%

Is Agnico Eagle Mines under- or over-valued?

Valuing Agnico Eagle Mines stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Agnico Eagle Mines's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Agnico Eagle Mines's P/E ratio

Agnico Eagle Mines's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 36x. In other words, Agnico Eagle Mines shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Agnico Eagle Mines's PEG ratio

Agnico Eagle Mines's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.91. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Agnico Eagle Mines's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Agnico Eagle Mines's EBITDA

Agnico Eagle Mines's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Agnico Eagle Mines's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Agnico Eagle Mines financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.54%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.71%
Return on equity TTM 9.96%
Profit margin 18.46%
Book value $21.675
Market capitalisation USD$19 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Agnico Eagle Mines shares

There are currently 3.1 million Agnico Eagle Mines shares held short by investors – that's known as Agnico Eagle Mines's "short interest". This figure is 17.1% up from 2.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Agnico Eagle Mines shares can be evaluated.

Agnico Eagle Mines's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Agnico Eagle Mines's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Agnico Eagle Mines shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Agnico Eagle Mines shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Agnico Eagle Mines's SIR currently stands at 2.3. In other words for every 100,000 Agnico Eagle Mines shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2300 shares are currently held short.

However Agnico Eagle Mines's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Agnico Eagle Mines shares, or, against the total number of tradable Agnico Eagle Mines shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Agnico Eagle Mines's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Agnico Eagle Mines shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0142% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Agnico Eagle Mines shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Agnico Eagle Mines.

Find out more about how you can short Agnico Eagle Mines stock.

Agnico Eagle Mines's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Agnico Eagle Mines.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Agnico Eagle Mines's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 26.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Agnico Eagle Mines's overall score of 26.29 (as at 08/01/2020) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 53rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Agnico Eagle Mines is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Agnico Eagle Mines's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.28/100

Agnico Eagle Mines's environmental score of 12.28 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Agnico Eagle Mines is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Agnico Eagle Mines's social score

Social score: 9.14/100

Agnico Eagle Mines's social score of 9.14 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Agnico Eagle Mines is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Agnico Eagle Mines's governance score

Governance score: 3.87/100

Agnico Eagle Mines's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Agnico Eagle Mines is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Agnico Eagle Mines's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Agnico Eagle Mines scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Agnico Eagle Mines has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 26.29
Total ESG percentile 52.66
Environmental score 12.28
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 9.14
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.87
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 2

Agnico Eagle Mines share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 33.82% of net profits

Recently Agnico Eagle Mines has paid out, on average, around 33.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Agnico Eagle Mines shareholders could enjoy a 1.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Agnico Eagle Mines's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Agnico Eagle Mines's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Agnico Eagle Mines may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Agnico Eagle Mines's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Agnico Eagle Mines share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Agnico Eagle Mines's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31 up to $89.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AEM.US volatility(beta: 0.88)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Agnico Eagle Mines's is 0.8818. This would suggest that Agnico Eagle Mines's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Agnico Eagle Mines overview

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties in Canada, Mexico, and Finland. The company operates through Northern Business and Southern Business segments. It primarily produces and sells gold deposit, as well as explores for silver, zinc, and copper deposits. The company's flagship property is the LaRonde mine located in the Abitibi region of northwestern Quebec, Canada. As of December 31, 2019, its LaRonde mine had a mineral reserve of approximately 2.9 million ounces of gold. The company is also involved in exploration activities in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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