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 maximum price target given was 6.04, implying a possible profit of 56.88 percent. The minimum price target given was 2.56, which equates to a potential downside of -33.51 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.12 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GFI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -50 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Today's price is 48.08 percent above the 52-week 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.