At the start of June, the gold miner’s shares picked up from $3.84 but finished at $2.38 on June 30.
Across the sector, the S&P/ASX 200 Resources (ASX: XJR) index declined by roughly 11% over the same time frame.
Nonetheless, the beginning of July has led Evolution shares to trade sideways as investors remain cautious for the time being.
At the time of writing, the mining outfit’s shares are up 4.20% at $2.48.
What impacted Evolution shares in June?
Investors sold off the Evolution share price following concerns about further market falls in 2022 along with a business update.
A downbeat economic outlook impacted by rampant inflation and rate hikes by major central banks weighed on investor sentiment.
However, a business update released by the company on June 27 drove Evolution shares to plummet almost 22%.
An expected fall in annual gold production along with higher all-in-sustaining-costs (AISC) will drag down its FY22 guidance.
Subsequently, the price of gold continued to tread lower, fetching just above the psychological US$1,800 barrier.
This means that a decline in the price of the yellow metal translates to a loss of potential revenue for Evolution.
It appears that investors have been turned off by the company’s misfortunes with heavy trading volumes occurring last week.
Evidently, this has put selling pressure on Evolution shares as investors seek better risk/reward opportunities.
Is now the time to buy into the Evolution share price?
The Evolution share price could be trading at attractive levels. As reported by my Foolish colleague, Brendon, UBS upgraded its rating on the miner’s shares to a buy.
The broker believes there is still significant value in Evolution and has put a 12-month price target of $4.05.
Based on the current share price, this represents a 63% upside for investors.
Evolution commands a market capitalisation of approximately $4.55 billion.