First Majestic Silver Corp. [NYSE: AG] gained 0.78% or 0.07 points to close at $9.03 with a heavy trading volume of 8554560 shares. The company report on November 1, 2022 that First Majestic Reports Continued Exploration Success Intersecting 19.97 g/t Au over 20.9m Near Active Underground Mining at Jerritt Canyon.
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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 1, 2022) – First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE: AG) (TSX: FR) (the “Company” or “First Majestic”) is pleased to announce positive drilling results from its ongoing exploration program at the Jerritt Canyon Gold Mine (“Jerritt Canyon”) located in Elko County, Nevada. The 2022 drilling campaign at Jerritt Canyon consists of short-term focused underground core drilling testing extensions of known ore controls near active mining; mid-term focused drilling planned to validate/test the presence of mineralized volumes near historic workings; and long-term focused drilling aiming to make new gold discoveries in the district (Figure 1).
“Today’s exploration results appear to extend gold mineralization to the northwest of the recently discovered Zone 10 area between the operating SSX and Smith mines,” stated Keith Neumeyer, President and CEO of First Majestic. “This gold intercept looks to have identified another high-grade underground mineralized pod near current mining activities, with similar gold grades to the recently discovered Zone 10 area. Additional follow up exploration holes are planned over the next few months to further define the dimensions and overall size of this exciting new area which is located only 80 metres away from underground access.”.
It opened the trading session at $9.03, the shares rose to $9.30 and dropped to $8.86, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for AG points out that the company has recorded 5.86% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -43.11% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 6.82M shares, AG reached to a volume of 8554560 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 First Majestic Silver Corp. [AG]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AG shares is $9.97 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AG stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
TD Securities have made an estimate for First Majestic Silver Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 07, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on October 20, 2020, representing the official price target for First Majestic Silver Corp. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for First Majestic Silver Corp. is set at 0.54, with the Price to Sales ratio for AG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.67. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.74.
Trading performance analysis for AG stock
First Majestic Silver Corp. [AG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.12. With this latest performance, AG shares gained by 9.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.86% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -32.71% 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 AG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 63.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.24 for First Majestic Silver Corp. [AG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.91, while it was recorded at 8.56 for the last single week of trading, and 9.36 for the last 200 days.
First Majestic Silver Corp. [AG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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 AG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for First Majestic Silver Corp. go to 46.80%.
An analysis of insider ownership at First Majestic Silver Corp. [AG]
There are presently around $737 million, or 34.17% of AG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AG stocks are: VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP with ownership of 25,980,114, which is approximately -1.202% of the company’s market cap and around 9.75% of the total institutional ownership; ETF MANAGERS GROUP, LLC, holding 11,041,571 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $99.7 million in AG stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $67.43 million in AG stock with ownership of nearly 2.742% of the company’s market capitalization.
91 institutional holders increased their position in First Majestic Silver Corp. [NYSE:AG] by around 8,651,332 shares. Additionally, 79 investors decreased positions by around 9,372,178 shares, while 52 investors held positions by with 63,608,807 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 81,632,317 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AG stock had 25 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,648,407 shares, while 23 institutional investors sold positions of 617,340 shares during the same period.