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Morning Recap: Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, (AEM)

Friday February 24th 2017: Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Gold in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Canada, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEMĀ  has a market cap of 10.41 B. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM performance year to date is 6.29%. Today Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM has gained -1.37%, with a current price of 44.03.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 41.30%. Return of assets are at 2.90%, with return on investment at 4.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.22. While Total debt/equity is 0.25. With a profit margin of 9.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 53.20%, and operating margin of 19.80%. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.6, while the quick ratio is 2.6.

For the last year Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM has seen a EPS growth of 521.30%. A performance for the year of -17.76%. The 52-week high is -26.74%, and the 52-week low is 25.62%. The average volume for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM is 514407.

With a target price of 55.42, can Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, AEM. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has a P/E of 49.16 and a forward P/E of 50.84. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.79. Agnico Eagle Mines Limited also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.74 and 2.12 respectively. For P/cash, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has a value of 11.19, while it is 44.2 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 44.03, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited has a dividend yield of 0.90%. We see a return on equity of 4.60%.

Looking more long-term Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 27.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 20.94% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 521.30% for this year and for the last five years a 17.20% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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