First Majestic Silver Corp. (FR:CA) is one of the weakest stocks in the materials sector in the S&P/TSX Composite Index at the lunch break on September 22. Shares of FR:CA have fallen 4.27% about halfway through the session to $15.9 after closing the day prior at $16.61. So far, the stock has traded as high as $17.05 and as low as $15.64 in morning action. Today’s decline has come with about 1.04 million shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 1.3 million for First Majestic Silver Corp.. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $16.27 for FR:CA.
The share depreciation gives the materials company a market capitalization of $2.73 billion based upon 164.11 million shares outstanding. It also means that First Majestic J has a price-to-book ratio of 3.42:1 and a price-to-earnings ratio of :1.
In the past 52 weeks, shares of FR:CA have traded as low as $3.5 and as high as $24.96. Technical traders will take note that at $15.9, shares of FR:CA are trading above their 200-day MA at $12.02 and below their 50-day MA at $19.57. Technical analysts pay close attention to these key moving averages because they often serve as technical support and resistance levels and because a move beneath or holding under them is typically regarded as bearish.
Who is First Majestic J?
First Majestic Silver Corp is engaged in the production, development, exploration, & acquisition of mineral properties. Its projects include La Encantada Silver Mine, La Parrilla Silver Mine & La Luz Silver Project. The company’s 3580 employees are led by CEO Keith Neumeyer from the corporate headquarters at 925 West Georgia Street.
What is the S&P/TSX Composite Index?
Developed and managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and launched in January 1977, the S&P/TSX Composite is the headline index for the Canadian equity market. Generally, when investors refer to movement in the Canadian markets, they are referring to the S&P/TSX Composite, as it is the broadest index in the S&P/TSX franchise. The index includes more than 230 of the biggest companies traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with financials making up the most heavily weighted sector in the index, followed by energy and materials. The Toronto Stock Exchange serves as the distributor of both real-time and historical data for this index.
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