Randgold Resources Ltd. Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (NASDAQ:GOLD)
Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-one analysts that are currently covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $91.40.
Shares of Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD) opened at 83.03 on Monday. Randgold Resources Ltd. has a 52 week low of $59.19 and a 52 week high of $89.89. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $85.43 and its 200-day moving average is $80.60. The company has a market cap of $7.692 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.57.
Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.23. The company had revenue of $294.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $288.74 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.50 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Randgold Resources Ltd. will post $3.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.
GOLD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at HSBC upgraded shares of Randgold Resources Ltd. from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday. Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Randgold Resources Ltd. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 11th. They now have a $82.80 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Westhouse Securities reiterated an “add” rating on shares of Randgold Resources Ltd. in a research note on Friday, August 8th.
Randgold Resources Limited is engage in the exploration and development of gold deposits in Sub-Saharan Africa.