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How to buy DRDGOLD stock

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DRDGOLD Limited is a gold business based in the US. DRDGOLD shares (DRD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. DRDGOLD employs 951 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$763.4 million.

How to buy shares in DRDGOLD

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for DRDGOLD. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DRD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until DRDGOLD reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of DRDGOLD, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of DRDGOLD. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

DRDGOLD share price

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DRDGOLD shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$2.9676 - USD$17.7195
50-day moving average USD$10.6185
200-day moving average USD$11.8247
Wall St. target priceUSD$19
PE ratio 852.7273
Dividend yield USD$0.074 (0.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.011

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Is it a good time to buy DRDGOLD stock?

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Is DRDGOLD under- or over-valued?

Valuing DRDGOLD stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of DRDGOLD's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

DRDGOLD's P/E ratio

DRDGOLD's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 853x. In other words, DRDGOLD shares trade at around 853x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

DRDGOLD financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 19.48%
Return on equity TTM 32.88%
Profit margin 24.78%
Book value $2.216
Market capitalisation USD$763.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting DRDGOLD shares

There are currently 694,057 DRDGOLD shares held short by investors – that's known as DRDGOLD's "short interest". This figure is 16.6% down from 831,715 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting DRDGOLD shares can be evaluated.

DRDGOLD's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

DRDGOLD's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of DRDGOLD shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of DRDGOLD shares traded daily (recently around 319841.93548387). DRDGOLD's SIR currently stands at 2.17. In other words for every 100,000 DRDGOLD shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2170 shares are currently held short.

However DRDGOLD's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of DRDGOLD shares, or, against the total number of tradable DRDGOLD shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case DRDGOLD's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 DRDGOLD shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable DRDGOLD shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against DRDGOLD.

Find out more about how you can short DRDGOLD stock.

DRDGOLD share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 96.52% of net profits

Recently DRDGOLD has paid out, on average, around 96.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), DRDGOLD shareholders could enjoy a 5.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In DRDGOLD's case, that would currently equate to about $0.074 per share.

DRDGOLD's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

DRDGOLD's most recent dividend payout was on 18 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have DRDGOLD's shares ever split?

DRDGOLD's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 23 July 2007. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your DRDGOLD shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for DRDGOLD shares which in turn could have impacted DRDGOLD's share price.

DRDGOLD share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, DRDGOLD's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.9676 up to $17.7195. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DRD.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while DRDGOLD's is 1.4162. This would suggest that DRDGOLD's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

DRDGOLD overview

DRDGOLD Limited, a gold mining company, engages in the surface gold tailings retreatment business in South Africa. The company is involved in the exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting activities. It recovers gold from surface tailings in the Witwatersrand basin in Gauteng province. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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