Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.39.

GFI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Gold Fields in a report on Monday, April 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Gold Fields from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. ValuEngine raised Gold Fields from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 1st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Gold Fields from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of GFI. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Gold Fields by 75.4% in the 1st quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,935,799 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,951,000 after acquiring an additional 1,261,943 shares during the last quarter. U S Global Investors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Gold Fields by 52.0% in the 1st quarter. U S Global Investors Inc. now owns 380,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,418,000 after acquiring an additional 130,000 shares during the last quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Gold Fields by 4.1% in the 1st quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 32,198,559 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,101,000 after acquiring an additional 1,280,365 shares during the last quarter. Corient Capital Partners LLC purchased a new position in shares of Gold Fields in the 1st quarter valued at about $45,000. Finally, Close Asset Management Ltd increased its holdings in shares of Gold Fields by 347.7% in the 1st quarter. Close Asset Management Ltd now owns 10,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after acquiring an additional 8,038 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 44.26% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Gold Fields stock traded up $0.20 on Wednesday, reaching $5.56. 379,756 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,913,362. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.50 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Gold Fields has a twelve month low of $2.20 and a twelve month high of $5.75. The company has a market capitalization of $4.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 79.00 and a beta of -0.90. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $4.91.

Gold Fields Company Profile

Gold Fields Limited operates as a gold producer with reserves and resources in South Africa, Ghana, Australia, and Peru. It holds interests in 7 operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent production of approximately 2.2 million ounces, as well as gold mineral reserves of approximately 49 million ounces and mineral resources of approximately 104 million ounces.

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