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Shares of Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $4.70.

Shares of Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) traded down 0.32% on Thursday, hitting $4.655. The stock had a trading volume of 863,979 shares. Gold Fields Limited has a 52 week low of $2.92 and a 52 week high of $5.31. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.15 and its 200-day moving average is $3.94. The company’s market cap is $3.601 billion. Gold Fields Limited also was the target of a large growth in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 5,057,422 shares, a growth of 75.4% from the July 31st total of 2,884,094 shares. Currently, 0.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 7,134,443 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days.

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 21st. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.02. On average, analysts predict that Gold Fields Limited will post $0.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.0187 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 10th.

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) is a holding company.

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