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RBC Capital Thinks First Quantum Mnrl’s Stock is Going to Recover


On October 9, an analyst has provided a rating update for the Materials sector company, First Quantum Mnrl (TSX: FM). Analyst Stephen Walker from RBC Capital reiterated a Buy rating, with a C$18 price target on October 9.

According to TipRanks.com, Walker is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 1.8% and a 41.7% success rate. Walker covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Novagold Resources Inc New, Teck Resources Limited, and Hudbay Minerals Inc.

First Quantum Mnrl has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of C$21.13, a 43.3% upside from current levels. In a report issued on October 9, Barclays also upgraded the stock to Buy with a C$18 price target.

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Based on First Quantum Mnrl’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending June 30, the company reported a quarterly net profit of C$174 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of C$65.18 million.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. engages in the production of copper, nickel, gold, zinc, and acid. It has operating mines in Zambia, Finland, Turkey, Spain, and Mauritania. It also develops Cobre Panama copper project in Panama, exploring the Haquira copper deposit in Peru, and the Taca Taca copper-gold-molybdenum deposit in Argentina.

The company’s shares closed on Thursday at C$14.75, close to its 52-week low of C$13.63.