NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $14.83 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%. The average volume for Gold Fields has been three million shares per day over the past 30 days. Gold Fields has a market cap of $11.26 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 1.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Gold Fields Limited engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of gold properties. It also explores for copper. The company holds interests in mines located in South Africa, Ghana, Australia, and Peru. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.9, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 778.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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