Is Wall Street High Or Low On Gold Fields Limited (GFI)?

Gold Fields Limited (NYSE:GFI) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.33 to close at $9.39, an upside of 3.64 percent. An average of 4,958,180 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $0.99 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,834,815 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 5,765,790.

GFI stock has increased by 7.31% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $7.75 on 09/29/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/19/21, shares of the company touched a low of $7.75 and a high of $13.13 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -28.47% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Gold Fields Limited (GFI) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.83, which compares with the 20.90 for the broader industry and 13.61 for the sector. In the last five years, Gold Fields Limited’s PE ratio has ranged between 60.45 and 7.311. The stock’s beta is 0.69. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.00, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.13, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 7.66.

Gold Fields Limited pays a $0.24 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has a payout ratio of 28.60%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 23, and it was $0.1383 a share, representing a down of -57.85 from $0.2183 last year. Its latest decrease dividend $0.08 reported on Friday August 20 2021. Dividends have grown by 103.81% each year over the last three years.

Gold Fields Limited will next go ex-dividend on 14-Mar. The next dividend payment Gold Fields Limited will make is expected to be $0.075.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.45 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.46 for the recent quarter. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 46.00% against a 5-year average of 26.6%. Gold Fields Limited’s EBITDA margin is 55.61%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 47.00%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $1.74 billion compared to revenue of $3.89 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Gold Fields Limited’s return on assets was 13.50%, compared to 1.9% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 24.20%, and the 5-year average is 3.9%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 29.00% and the 5-year average holds at 4.3%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged -13.62 over the past year.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Gold Fields Limited (GFI) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 77.82%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 18.41%.

As of today, GFI’s price is $8.91 +11.79% or $0.99 from its 5-day moving average. GFI is currently trading +7.81% higher than its 20-day SMA and -21.95% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -5.63% below the SMA50 and +0.43% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 90.33% and 86.53%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.31. With the 14-day stochastic at 96.47% and the average true range at 0.31, the RSI (14) stands at 66.95%. The stock has reached 0.47 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.68.

Analyst Ratings

RBC Capital Mkts upgraded Gold Fields Limited (NYSE: GFI) to a an Outperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Sector perform.


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