Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) pushed the Metals & Mining industry lower today making it today's featured Metals & Mining laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.3%. By the end of trading, Gold Fields fell 18 cents (-1.4%) to $12.42 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.9 million shares of Gold Fields exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $12.38-$12.63 after having opened the day at $12.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.60. Other companies within the Metals & Mining industry that declined today were:
), down 7.2%,
), down 5.5%,
), down 5.3%, and
), down 5.1%.
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Gold Fields Limited engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of gold properties. It holds interests in eight operating mines in South Africa, Peru, Ghana, and Australia. Gold Fields has a market cap of $9.21 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.5, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 17.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Gold Fields a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and two rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Gold Fields as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.
- You can view the full Gold Fields Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 44.6%,
), up 13.8%,
), up 11.5%, and
), up 6.4%, were all gainers within the metals & mining industry with
) being today's featured metals & mining industry leader.
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