3. As of noon trading, Gold Fields ( GFI) is down $0.46 (-3.8%) to $11.82 on average volume Thus far, 2.3 million shares of Gold Fields exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.80-$12.08 after having opened the day at $12.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.28.

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 $9.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Gold Fields a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

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, increase in net income 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 Gold Fields Ratings Report now.

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