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Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) Receives Consensus Recommendation of 'Hold' from Analysts

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are covering the firm, reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.50.

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) traded down 0.27% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $3.63. 2,996,061 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s market cap is $2.81 billion. Gold Fields Limited has a one year low of $2.04 and a one year high of $4.68. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $4.06 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.10.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 11th were paid a $0.0137 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 9th. This is a positive change from Gold Fields Limited’s previous dividend of $0.01.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on GFI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Gold Fields Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 6th. Macquarie downgraded Gold Fields Limited from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 15th. Goldman Sachs upgraded Gold Fields Limited from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, January 15th. Finally, RBC Capital downgraded Gold Fields Limited from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $3.70 to $2.53 in a report on Tuesday, December 1st.

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) is a producer of gold with eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. The Company in Australia operates four mines that include St Ives, an operation consisting of a mix of owner mined open pit and underground operations; Agnew/Lawlers, a mine located in the Norseman-Wiluna Greenstone Belt; Granny Smith, a mine located within the Yilgarn Craton, and Darlot, a mine located in the Eastern Goldfields Province of the Yilgarn Craton.

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