Gold Fields Limited (GFI) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One. The research group, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 0.19 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 74 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) traded down 2.04% on Friday, hitting $3.84. The company had a trading volume of 7,140,140 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 $3.15 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.20. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $3.53 and its 200 day moving average is $3.51.

The firm also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 10th were issued a $0.039 dividend. This is a positive change from Gold Fields Limited’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.04. This represents a yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 8th.

A number of research firms have issued reports on GFI. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded Gold Fields Limited to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Gold Fields Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Gold Fields Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc upgraded Gold Fields Limited from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.58.

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About Gold Fields Limited

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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