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.

Several price targets were given for GFI by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 6.04, which equates to a potential upside of 56.88 percent. The minimum price target given was 2.56, which equates to a potential downside of -33.51 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -8.12 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.08 percent, and 41.67 percent below the 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 market cap of GFI is $3.17 billion. GFI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.