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How to buy Gold Fields stock | $9.37

Learn how to easily invest in Gold Fields stock.

Gold Fields Limited is a gold business based in the US. Gold Fields shares (GFI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Gold Fields employs 5,818 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Gold Fields stock price (NYSE: GFI)

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Gold Fields shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$9.37
52-week range$7.80 - $12.63
50-day moving average $8.61
200-day moving average $9.58
Wall St. target price$12.24
PE ratio 8.2922
Dividend yield $0.382 (4.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.05

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Is it a good time to buy Gold Fields stock?

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Gold Fields price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.37 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 7.21%
1 month (2021-09-16) 14.83%
3 months (2021-07-16) 0.64%
6 months (2021-04-16) -6.95%
1 year (2020-10-16) -24.50%
2 years (2019-10-16) 70.05%
3 years (2018-10-16) 220.89%
5 years (2016-10-14) 133.67%

Is Gold Fields under- or over-valued?

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

Gold Fields's P/E ratio

Gold Fields's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Gold Fields shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

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

Gold Fields's EBITDA

Gold Fields's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.3 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Gold Fields's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Gold Fields financials

Revenue TTM $4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.59%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.31%
Return on equity TTM 28.25%
Profit margin 23.17%
Book value $4.40
Market capitalisation $7.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gold Fields shares

There are currently 7.3 million Gold Fields shares held short by investors – that's known as Gold Fields's "short interest". This figure is 25% down from 9.8 million last month.

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

Gold Fields's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Gold Fields's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Gold Fields shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Gold Fields shares traded daily (recently around 5.8 million). Gold Fields's SIR currently stands at 1.27. In other words for every 100,000 Gold Fields shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1270 shares are currently held short.

However Gold Fields's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Gold Fields shares, or, against the total number of tradable Gold Fields shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Gold Fields's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Gold Fields shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0083% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gold Fields shares, roughly 8 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 Gold Fields.

Find out more about how you can short Gold Fields stock.

Gold Fields share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 82.08% of net profits

Recently Gold Fields has paid out, on average, around 82.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.13% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Gold Fields shareholders could enjoy a 4.13% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gold Fields's case, that would currently equate to about $0.382 per share.

Gold Fields'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.

Gold Fields's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gold Fields's shares ever split?

Gold Fields's shares were split on a 1161:1000 basis on 20 February 2013. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1161 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Gold Fields shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 13.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Gold Fields shares which in turn could have impacted Gold Fields's share price.

Gold Fields share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Gold Fields's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.8 up to $12.6261. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GFI.US volatility(beta: 0.63)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 Gold Fields's is 0.6316. This would suggest that Gold Fields's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Gold Fields overview

Gold Fields Limited operates as a gold producer with reserves and resources in Chile, South Africa, Ghana, West Africa, Australia, and Peru. The company also explores for copper deposits. It holds interests in 9 operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent production of approximately 2. 24 million ounces, as well as gold mineral reserves of approximately 52. 1 million ounces and mineral resources of approximately 116. 0 million ounces. Gold Fields Limited was founded in 1887 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Gold Fields is owned by institutions?
Currently 35.43% of Gold Fields shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Gold Fields?
Latest data suggests 5,818 work at Gold Fields.
When does the fiscal year end for Gold Fields?
Gold Fields's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Gold Fields based?
Gold Fields's address is: 150 Helen Road, Sandton, South Africa, 2196
What is Gold Fields's ISIN number?
Gold Fields's international securities identification number is: US38059T1060
What is Gold Fields's CUSIP number?
Gold Fields's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 38059T106

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