How have the shares performed?
Gold Fields Limited (GFI) saw an uptrend of 5.75% in the recent trading with $11.22 being its most recent. The current price level -24.70% lower than the highest price of $14.90 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 60.98% higher than the lowest price of $6.97 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on GFI appeared in PR Newswire under the title “Gold Fields Limited: Operational update for the quarter ended 31 March 2021” on May-06-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -0.22% below one month high and is +21.10% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Gold Fields Limited (GFI)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $9.80 while that of 5-day is reading $10.67.
Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and GFI’s SMA-200 as of now is $10.58.
Do analysts rate it as a buy, sell or hold?
Irrespective of recent performance, what’s important is what the future holds. In uncertain economic times, a clear picture is difficult to get. Analysts generally have a good understanding of the market works, which gives them a leg up in making predictions. Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 13 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.60 for the stock.
Gold Fields Limited Earnings – What Happened With GFI
Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $34.77 billion.
GFI – Gold Fields Limited Stock Earnings Estimates
Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 883.47 million. GFI does have institutional investors; and they hold 38.70% of the stock.
Gold Fields Limited – Insider Activity and Holdings
As on Mar 30, 2021, Van Eck Associates Corporation was the top most holder in Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) with an ownership of 85.98 million shares of the company or 9.69% of the stake worth $815.91 million. The filing also reveals Blackrock Inc. as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 3.79% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $319.24 million for having 33.64 million shares in hand.
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 2.02% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 298 institutions which have possession in GFI’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Moderate Buy by 13 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 2.60 for the stock.
The liquidity is a key characteristic of any stock and is the main point of focus of both short-term as well as long term investors before start trading into a stock. In recently reported quarter, current ratio recorded by Gold Fields Limited was 1.89 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 0.53. The count was 49.34 for long-term debt to equity ratio.
Gold Fields Limited’s return on equity, or ROE, is 24.20%, compared to the industry average of -14.40% for Basic Materials – Gold. Although this indicates that GFI uses its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.