Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [NYSE: KL] gained 3.00% or 1.19 points to close at $40.88 with a heavy trading volume of 1743052 shares. The company report on July 12, 2021 that Kirkland Lake Gold Reports Record Production In Second Quarter 2021.
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (“Kirkland Lake Gold” or the “Company”) (TSX:KL) (NYSE:KL) (ASX:KLA) announced record quarterly production for the second quarter of 2021 (“Q2 2021”) of 379,195 ounces, a 15% increase from the second quarter of 2020 (“Q2 2020”) and 25% higher than the previous quarter, with all three of the Company’s operations achieving increased production from both prior periods. For the first half of 2021 (“YTD 2021”), production totalled 682,042 ounces, a 3% increase from the first half of 2020 (“YTD 2020”), reflecting higher production at Detour Lake and Macassa. All dollar amounts are expressed in U.S. dollars, unless otherwise noted.
Highlights of Q2 2021 Production Results.
It opened the trading session at $39.81, the shares rose to $41.71 and dropped to $39.71, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KL points out that the company has recorded 0.66% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -28.88% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 1.62M shares, KL reached to a volume of 1743052 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL]:
National Bank Financial have made an estimate for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sector Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 17, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on February 10, 2021, representing the official price target for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is set at 1.15, with the Price to Sales ratio for KL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.44. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.13.
Trading performance analysis for KL stock
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.87. With this latest performance, KL shares dropped by -5.26% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.66% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -7.11% 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 KL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.63 for Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.24, while it was recorded at 39.63 for the last single week of trading, and 40.69 for the last 200 days.
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL] shares currently have an operating margin of +51.94 and a Gross Margin at +56.48. Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +32.02.
Return on Total Capital for KL is now 38.57, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 23.84. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.92, with Return on Assets sitting at 17.13. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 0.51. Additionally, KL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 0.51, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 0.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 0.38, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 0.38.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL] managed to generate an average of $367,112 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 96.20 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.53.
An analysis of insider ownership at Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [KL]
There are presently around $5,359 million, or 62.08% of KL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KL stocks are: VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP with ownership of 16,789,189, which is approximately -20.666% of the company’s market cap and around 4.07% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 11,075,477 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $452.77 million in KL stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $336.97 million in KL stock with ownership of nearly 3.974% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 169 institutional holders increased their position in Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. [NYSE:KL] by around 14,922,588 shares. Additionally, 147 investors decreased positions by around 16,262,401 shares, while 38 investors held positions by with 99,905,979 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 131,090,968 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KL stock had 47 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,138,135 shares, while 58 institutional investors sold positions of 4,726,583 shares during the same period.