News stories about Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) (TSE:RGL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Royal Gold earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.4235533454048 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Royal Gold (RGLD) PT Raised to $102.50 at National Bank Financial (americanbankingnews.com)
- Royal Gold Has 27% Implied Return, Canaccord Says In Upgrade (finance.yahoo.com)
- Royal Gold (RGLD) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Royal Gold Inc. Earnings Rise In Q2 (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Royal Gold Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) opened at $80.96 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.73, a current ratio of 3.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. Royal Gold has a 1-year low of $61.00 and a 1-year high of $94.39. The stock has a market cap of $5,299.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 92.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.69 and a beta of 0.61.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 5th were issued a $0.25 dividend. This is a positive change from Royal Gold’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 4th. Royal Gold’s payout ratio is currently 113.64%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on RGLD shares. Canaccord Genuity lowered shares of Royal Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $109.00 to $99.00 in a report on Thursday, December 28th. TD Securities started coverage on shares of Royal Gold in a report on Friday, December 8th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of Royal Gold in a report on Thursday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $105.00 price objective on the stock. Bank of America cut their price objective on shares of Royal Gold from $109.00 to $99.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Royal Gold from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Royal Gold has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $95.46.
In other news, CFO Stefan Wenger sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total transaction of $127,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 4,500 shares of company stock worth $387,750 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 1.12% of the company’s stock.
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Royal Gold Company Profile
Royal Gold, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in acquiring and managing precious metal streams, royalties and similar interests. The Company operates through two segments: Acquisition and Management of Stream Interests, and Acquisition and Management of Royalty Interests. Its assets are located in Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, the United States, Africa, Australia and Other.
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