NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Goldcorp (GG) stock is declining 7.87% to $14.64 in mid-morning trading on Friday after the Canadian gold mining company reported an unexpected loss for the 2015 fourth quarter. Revenue met estimates.

After yesterday's market close, the company posted a loss of 15 cents per share for the three months ended December 31, while analysts had estimated earnings of 1 cents per share.

Revenue increased about 28% year-over-year to $1.07 billion for the latest quarter, in line with estimates.

Additionally, Goldcorp reduced its annual dividend to 8 cents per share, compared with 45 cents per share for 2015, and will pay it on a quarterly basis, instead of a monthly basis. The company paid a monthly dividend of 2 cents per share for the first two months of 2016.

"This lower, sustainable dividend level provides shareholders a competitive yield while allowing Goldcorp to continue to strengthen its industry-leading balance sheet and invest in its growth projects the company said in a statement.

Separately, Goldcorp has a "sell" rating and a letter grade of D at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing stock performance.

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