Gold Fields Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (GFI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) is tomorrow, September 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $12.88 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.6%.

The average volume for Gold Fields has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Gold Fields has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 12.7% 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 holds interests in eight operating mines in South Africa, Peru, Ghana, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 11, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gold Fields as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. 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.

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