NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Pan American Silver(PAAS) - Get Report shares closed Wednesday's trading session up by 1.89% to $15.13, ahead of the company's 2016 first quarter results set to be released on Thursday after the market close. 

Year-over-year, quarterly loss is expected to narrow while revenue is anticipated to decline.

Wall Street is expecting the company to post a loss of 5 cents a share on revenue of $162.48 million. 

A year ago, the company reported a loss of 13 cents a share on revenue of $178.12 million. 

Giving shares a lift today was rallying silver prices. Silver for June delivery is rising by 2.01% to $17.43 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon.

Based in Vancouver, Pan American Silver engages in silver mining and related activities.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a "Hold" rating on the stock with a letter grade of C-.

The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: PAAS

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