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Is Yamana Gold (AUY) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now?

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Yamana Gold Inc. AUY. This is because this security in the Mining - Gold space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Mining – Gold space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 13 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Yamana Gold is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

Yamana Gold Inc. Price and Consensus

Yamana Gold Inc. Price and Consensus

Yamana Gold Inc. price-consensus-chart | Yamana Gold Inc. Quote

In fact, over the past 60 days, current quarter estimates have risen from breakeven per share to 1 cent per share, while current year estimates have risen from 4 cents per share to 6 cents per share. The company currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), which is also a favorable signal. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Yamana Gold. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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