Analyst Ratings for Gold Fields Ltd. ADR (GFI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Gold Fields Ltd. ADR (NYSE:GFI) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, GFI was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 4 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GFI. The most optimistic price target was 6.04, which equates to a potential upside of 56.88 percent. The lowest price target was 2.56, implying potential capital losses of -33.51 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -8.12 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.12 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GFI has an estimated earnings growth rate of -50 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GFI is -0.39.

GFI has a 52-week high of 6.60 and a 52-week low of 2.60. Currently the stock is 48.08 percent higher than its low, and 41.67 percent below the high. GFI has a price/earnings ratio of 19.6. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GFI value stock report compares GFI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.17 billion. GFI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.