IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG] moved up 1.24: Why It’s Important

IAMGOLD Corporation [NYSE: IAG] jumped around 0.04 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $3.26 at the close of the session, up 1.24%. The company report on April 22, 2021 that IAMGOLD Announces Recall of Westwood Mine Employees.

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Toronto, Ontario–(Newsfile Corp. – April 22, 2021) – IAMGOLD Corporation (TSX: IMG) (NYSE: IAG) (“IAMGOLD” or the “Company”) announces that it has started a staged recall of employees back to its Westwood Mine. Activities are focused on training and rehabilitation work. The Company is expecting to make a decision in the second quarter with respect to a possible targeted safe restart in the second half of the year which would commence with the East Zone and progress to the other zones in a staged manner.

As reported in IAMGOLD’s fourth quarter and full year 2020 results news release (dated February 17, 2021), mill feed this year is being sourced from the Grand Duc satellite open pit nearby the Westwood mill complex and is expected to be supplemented by underground material from the Westwood mine. A further update on Westwood will be provided along with IAMGOLD’s first quarter operating and financial results, to be released on May 3, 2021. Guidance for Westwood production is maintained at 45,000 to 65,000 ounces in 2021.

IAMGOLD Corporation stock is now -11.17% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. IAG Stock saw the intraday high of $3.29 and lowest of $3.16 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 5.35, which means current price is +13.99% above from all time high which was touched on 01/05/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 5.13M shares, IAG reached a trading volume of 4652420 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG]?

Desjardins have made an estimate for IAMGOLD Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 09, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities dropped their target price from $6.25 to $4.40. The new note on the price target was released on August 07, 2020, representing the official price target for IAMGOLD Corporation stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for IAMGOLD Corporation is set at 0.11, with the Price to Sales ratio for IAG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.63, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.97. Price to Free Cash Flow for IAG in the course of the last twelve months was 4.53 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.20.

How has IAG stock performed recently?

IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.78. With this latest performance, IAG shares gained by 7.24% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -16.20% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -8.68% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for IAG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.05, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.19 for IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.19, while it was recorded at 3.31 for the last single week of trading, and 3.71 for the last 200 days.

IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.72 and a Gross Margin at +19.34. IAMGOLD Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +3.10.

Return on Total Capital for IAG is now 6.83, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.40. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 1.67, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.99. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 21.70. Additionally, IAG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 17.83, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 12.57. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 20.65, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 16.96.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG] managed to generate an average of $9,889 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 19.66 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.32.IAMGOLD Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.20 and a Current Ratio set at 4.20.

Earnings analysis for IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, IAMGOLD Corporation posted 0.01/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.02/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 150.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for IAG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for IAMGOLD Corporation go to 3.00%.

Insider trade positions for IAMGOLD Corporation [IAG]

There are presently around $812 million, or 76.80% of IAG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of IAG stocks are: VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP with ownership of 51,212,381, which is approximately 5.404% of the company’s market cap and around 1.70% of the total institutional ownership; DONALD SMITH & CO., INC., holding 39,636,666 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $129.22 million in IAG stocks shares; and RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES LLC, currently with $78.73 million in IAG stock with ownership of nearly 2.021% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in IAMGOLD Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 62 institutional holders increased their position in IAMGOLD Corporation [NYSE:IAG] by around 19,951,041 shares. Additionally, 63 investors decreased positions by around 19,978,506 shares, while 32 investors held positions by with 209,077,102 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 249,006,649 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. IAG stock had 20 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,947,188 shares, while 13 institutional investors sold positions of 2,038,703 shares during the same period.

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