With the current price of $6.38, the stock of B2Gold Corp. (NYSE:BTG) concluded the trading session seeing its price rise by 0.19 points or at a gain of 3.07% compared to its previous day’s closing price of $6.19. About 9.857 million shares of the stock changed hands on the day. The trading volume of BTG’s shares during the past session compares with the stock’s average daily trading volume of 8.544 million shares. On the other hand, a float of 1030 million shares and a weekly performance of -5.2% make the stock worth to keep an eye on. Analysts are in agreement on an annual target price of $3.5 for BTG’s share which suggests that the stock, price of which is currently buoying between $6.15 and $6.39, is prone to a loss of -45.14%. But still, there are some analysts recommending a price below the agreed average price and one of them has given a target price of $6.83 to the stock.
The latest data released on July 31, 2020 shows that the short float in the B2Gold Corp.’s stock is trending downward as short interest in BTG shares turned down leaving more number of shares available to public for trading. Number of shares shorted in the BTG is currently comprised of 0.62% of the float.
After concluding the day’s trading, price of B2Gold Corp. (NYSE:BTG) is down -$0.35 over the week and it is -$0.11 below20-day average price. The highest price touched by the stock on the day was lower than 52-week high price of $7.55 that was attained on 08/05/20.
The stock has traded as low as $2.16 in past 52-week, and its current price is 195.37% above from that 52-week low price mark recorded on 03/16/20, which is an indicator that could increase the investors’ motivation level in taking advantage of price surge the stock has currently been going through. Stock currently has its beta at 0. A beta value of more than 1 represents higher volatility of a stock than that of the market and for the reason investors closely watch the behavior of such stock.
Current indicators are pointing at 47.19 as 14-days RSI of B2Gold Corp. This means that the BTG is currently in a neutral territory and its share’s price movement is likely to be steady for a while. Similarly, the stochastic oscillator is indicating a momentum of 20.53%, implying stock’s share price is buoying in an overbought state.
Technical chart is showing 1st resistance point of $6.46 for the BTG’s share while placing it at a 2nd resistance point of $6.55 to be settled at. But if the stock takes a plunge lower than the 1st support price of $6.22 then its market would become weakened. And that would likely sliding the stock price down to 2nd support price level of $6.07.
MACD oscillator is showing a reading of -0.21 for the stock which means that it is currently in the red zone. Any movement above or below the zero level of the indicator has always being noticed by the investors as it makes them compare the stock’s average measure in short-term with that in the long-term. An MACD evaluation of more than zero means that stock has a stronger short-term average than long-term average, which implies that stock’s price is likely to climb up. But an MACD below zero indicates weaker short-term average compare to the long-term average.
RBC Capital Mkts lowered its recommendation for BTG stock from Outperform to Sector Perform in a review note dated August 19. The stock gets a Outperform recommendation from analysts at RBC Capital Mkts who resumed covering the stock in their December 05 note to investors.Canaccord Genuity analysts started covering the stock with recommendation of Buy rating on April 24.
The average rating of 1 for BTG is placing the stock in bullish category at the moment. In a poll by Reuters including 1 analysts in it who kept tracking the B2Gold Corp., 0 rated the stock as hold. Others were in different opinions for the BTG. Out of remaining 1 analysts, 1 rated the stock as a buy or strong buy. 0 were in favor of a sell rating for the stock while advising investors to shun the stock if they already have any or otherwise not to buy it.
A quick look at other side of the picture shows that BTG stock is ahead of earnings per share estimates with a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 30.38. Stock’s current price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 16 is in front of industry’s average P/S ratio of 23.8. A comparison of B2Gold Corp.’s trailing 12-months P/E ratio of 3 implies that it is trading above the industry’s average P/E ratio, which currently is 2.8.