Silver Wheaton Corp (WPM) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.11

News stories about Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Silver Wheaton Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.6043644878888 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Silver Wheaton Corp from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 price objective on Silver Wheaton Corp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 8th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Silver Wheaton Corp in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. TD Securities set a $28.00 price objective on Silver Wheaton Corp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Silver Wheaton Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Silver Wheaton Corp has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.00.

Shares of Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) traded up $0.40 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $21.34. 2,289,422 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,195,613. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 5.80 and a current ratio of 5.80. Silver Wheaton Corp has a 52 week low of $16.94 and a 52 week high of $23.06. The firm has a market cap of $9,450.00, a P/E ratio of 32.49, a P/E/G ratio of 6.71 and a beta of 0.31.

Silver Wheaton Corp (NYSE:WPM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Silver Wheaton Corp had a net margin of 24.02% and a return on equity of 5.54%. The company had revenue of $203.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $220.84 million. Silver Wheaton Corp’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Silver Wheaton Corp will post 0.61 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 24th. Silver Wheaton Corp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 85.11%.

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About Silver Wheaton Corp

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp, formerly Silver Wheaton Corp, is a Canada-based pure precious metals streaming company engaged in the sale of silver and gold. The Company operates through eight segments: the silver produced by the San Dimas, Penasquito and Antamina mines, the gold produced by the Sudbury and Salobo mines, the silver and gold produced by the Constancia mine and the Other mines, and corporate operations.

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