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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GFI. The most optimistic price target was 6.04, which equates to a potential upside of 56.88 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 2.56, implying potential capital losses of -33.51 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -8.12 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.12 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GFI to grow at a rate of -50 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GFI hit 6.60 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 2.60. Today's price is 48.08 percent above the 52-week low, and 41.67 percent lower than its 52-week high. GFI has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.