2. As of noon trading, Randgold Resources ( GOLD) is up $1.64 (1.6%) to $105.57 on average volume Thus far, 346,686 shares of Randgold Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 658,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $103.10-$105.57 after having opened the day at $103.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $103.93.

Randgold Resources Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and mining of gold deposits in west and central Africa. Randgold Resources has a market cap of $9.7 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Randgold Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Randgold Resources as a buy. 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, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Randgold Resources Ratings Report now.

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