Alamos Gold (NYSE:AGI) Lowered to Hold at cut shares of Alamos Gold (NYSE:AGIFree Report) (TSE:AGI) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on AGI. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on Alamos Gold in a research note on Thursday, February 29th. They issued a buy rating and a $14.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Alamos Gold from a sector perform rating to an outperform rating and lifted their price target for the company from $12.00 to $16.00 in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, National Bank Financial reissued an outperform overweight rating on shares of Alamos Gold in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and an average price target of $14.38.

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Alamos Gold Trading Up 1.4 %

AGI opened at $14.75 on Thursday. Alamos Gold has a 12-month low of $10.78 and a 12-month high of $14.95. The company has a market cap of $5.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.83, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.12. The company’s 50 day moving average is $12.60 and its 200 day moving average is $12.79.

Alamos Gold (NYSE:AGIGet Free Report) (TSE:AGI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The basic materials company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.12. The business had revenue of $254.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $257.47 million. Alamos Gold had a net margin of 20.52% and a return on equity of 7.30%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Alamos Gold will post 0.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Alamos Gold Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 14th were paid a $0.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 13th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.68%. Alamos Gold’s payout ratio is currently 18.87%.

Institutional Trading of Alamos Gold

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Alamos Gold by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 14,419,042 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $194,224,000 after acquiring an additional 216,280 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in shares of Alamos Gold by 6.7% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 9,177,531 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $77,275,000 after purchasing an additional 579,511 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Alamos Gold in the fourth quarter worth $64,117,000. FMR LLC lifted its position in Alamos Gold by 24.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,411,128 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $30,945,000 after buying an additional 863,013 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Invesco Ltd. boosted its stake in Alamos Gold by 4.9% during the third quarter. Invesco Ltd. now owns 3,764,554 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $42,502,000 after buying an additional 175,117 shares during the period. 64.33% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Alamos Gold Company Profile

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Alamos Gold Inc engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and extraction of precious metals in Canada and Mexico. The company primarily explores for gold deposits. It holds 100% interest in the Young-Davidson mine and Island Gold mine located in the Ontario, Canada; Mulatos mine located in the Sonora, Mexico; and Lynn Lake project situated in the Manitoba, Canada.

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