2. As of noon trading, Gold Fields ( GFI) is down $0.28 (-3.4%) to $7.92 on average volume Thus far, 2.0 million shares of Gold Fields exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $7.92-$8.12 after having opened the day at $8.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.20.

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 $5.9 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 34.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Gold Fields a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Gold Fields as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Gold Fields Ratings Report now.

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