3. As of noon trading, Yamana Gold ( AUY) is up $0.42 (2.8%) to $15.48 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.8 million shares of Yamana Gold exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.07-$15.58 after having opened the day at $15.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.06.

Yamana Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of mineral properties, primarily gold. It also explores for copper, molybdenum, zinc, and silver metals. Yamana Gold has a market cap of $11.1 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 12.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Yamana Gold a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Yamana Gold as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Yamana Gold Ratings Report now.

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