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BMO Capital Markets reduced its rating on AuRico Gold (NYSE: AUQ) from Outperform to Market Perform while raising its price target from $9 to $9.50.

BMO Capital Markets commented, "The company now trades at a premium to the BMO Research mid-tier gold stocks. The recent sale of Ocampo and the application of the proceeds to reduce debt and buy back shares de-risks the company profile, while increasing the importance of a successful ramp-up of Young-Davidson. … BMO Research expects that the surplus cash may be used in future to redeem the US$167M convertible notes and possibly to establish a dividend policy."

AuRico Gold closed at $8.29 on Monday.

Latest Ratings for AUQ

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2014Morgan StanleyDowngradesEqual-weightUnderweight
Nov 2014Desjardins SecuritiesDowngradesBuyHold
Nov 2014Raymond JamesDowngradesOutperformMarket Perform

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