Gold Fields Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (GFI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $6.82, below its previous 52-week low of $6.83 with 3.2 million shares traded as of 11:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 5.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Gold Fields has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 42.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Gold Fields Limited engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of gold properties. It also explores for copper. The company holds interests in six operating mines in South Africa, Peru, Ghana, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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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 feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Gold Fields Ratings Report.

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