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How to buy Yamana Gold stock

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Yamana Gold Inc is a gold business based in the US. Yamana Gold shares (AUY) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Yamana Gold

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Yamana Gold. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AUY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Yamana Gold reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Yamana Gold, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Yamana Gold. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Yamana Gold share price

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Yamana Gold shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$2.199 - USD$6.9728
50-day moving average USD$5.0741
200-day moving average USD$5.5985
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.92
PE ratio 20.9524
Dividend yield USD$0.072 (1.56%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.21

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Is it a good time to buy Yamana Gold stock?

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Is Yamana Gold under- or over-valued?

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

Yamana Gold's P/E ratio

Yamana Gold's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Yamana Gold shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

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

Yamana Gold's PEG ratio

Yamana Gold's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.99. 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 Yamana Gold's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Yamana Gold's EBITDA

Yamana Gold's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$795.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Yamana Gold's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Yamana Gold financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 45.96%
Gross profit TTM USD$946.9 million
Return on assets TTM 5.77%
Return on equity TTM 4.34%
Profit margin 13.04%
Book value $4.562
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Yamana Gold shares

There are currently 6.4 million Yamana Gold shares held short by investors – that's known as Yamana Gold's "short interest". This figure is 15.8% up from 5.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Yamana Gold shares can be evaluated.

Yamana Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Yamana Gold's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Yamana Gold shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Yamana Gold shares traded daily (recently around 17.3 million). Yamana Gold's SIR currently stands at 0.37. In other words for every 100,000 Yamana Gold shares traded daily on the market, roughly 370 shares are currently held short.

However Yamana Gold's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Yamana Gold shares, or, against the total number of tradable Yamana Gold shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Yamana Gold's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Yamana Gold shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Yamana Gold shares, roughly 0 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 Yamana Gold.

Find out more about how you can short Yamana Gold stock.

Yamana Gold share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.78% of net profits

Recently Yamana Gold has paid out, on average, around 28.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Yamana Gold shareholders could enjoy a 1.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Yamana Gold's case, that would currently equate to about $0.072 per share.

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

Yamana Gold's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Yamana Gold's shares ever split?

Yamana Gold's shares were split on a 1:27 basis on 21 August 2003. So if you had owned 27 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Yamana Gold shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Yamana Gold shares which in turn could have impacted Yamana Gold's share price.

Yamana Gold share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Yamana Gold's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.199 up to $6.9728. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AUY.US volatility(beta: 1.68)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 Yamana Gold's is 1.679. This would suggest that Yamana Gold's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Yamana Gold overview

Yamana Gold Inc. operates as a precious metal producer. It has gold and silver production, development stage properties, exploration properties, and land positions throughout the Americas, including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina producer. The company was formerly known as Yamana Resources Inc. and changed its name to Yamana Gold Inc. in July 2003. Yamana Gold Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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