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.

GFI was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 6.04, which equates to a potential upside of 56.88 percent. The minimum price target given was 2.56, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. 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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GFI to grow at a rate of -50 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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.

GFI has traded between a high of 6.60 and a low of 2.60 over the past year. Currently the stock is 48.08 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 41.67 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.