Positive Press Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Gold Fields Limited (GFI) Stock Price

Positive Press Coverage Very Unlikely to Affect Gold Fields Limited (GFI) Stock Price

Media headlines about Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) have trended positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gold Fields Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.37 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 22 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on GFI. Goldman Sachs Group Inc lowered Gold Fields Limited to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Gold Fields Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 17th. HSBC Holdings plc lowered Gold Fields Limited from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered Gold Fields Limited from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, April 24th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Gold Fields Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.58.

Shares of Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) traded up 0.97% during trading on Friday, hitting $3.13. The company had a trading volume of 10,751,397 shares. Gold Fields Limited has a 52 week low of $2.60 and a 52 week high of $6.60. The company has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $3.58 and its 200 day moving average price is $3.44.

Gold Fields Limited Company Profile

Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) is a gold mining company. The Company is a producer of gold and a holder of gold reserves. The Company is involved in underground and surface gold and copper mining and related activities, including exploration, development, extraction, processing and smelting. It has approximately eight producing mines located in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru.

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