Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) Stock Price

Media headlines about B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) (TSE:BTO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. B2Gold Corp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 90 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

B2Gold Corp (NYSE:BTG) traded up 3.44% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $2.71. 2,144,545 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $2.64 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.76. B2Gold Corp has a 52-week low of $2.02 and a 52-week high of $3.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.65 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 135.50.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Clarus Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of B2Gold Corp in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. ValuEngine cut shares of B2Gold Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of B2Gold Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. B2Gold Corp currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $4.81.

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