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How to buy Gold Fields stock | $9.12

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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 5,655 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Gold Fields

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Gold Fields. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GFI. 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 Gold Fields 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. At last close price of USD$9.12, 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 Gold Fields, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Gold Fields. 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.

Gold Fields share price

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Gold Fields shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$9.12
52-week rangeUSD$3.7638 - USD$14.9
50-day moving average USD$9.4639
200-day moving average USD$11.1495
Wall St. target priceUSD$13.2
PE ratio 33.0314
Dividend yield USD$0.19 (2.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.287

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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 $9.12 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-12) -2.88%
1 month (2020-12-18) -5.88%
3 months (2020-10-19) -24.75%
6 months (2020-07-17) -21.85%
1 year (2020-01-17) 48.78%
2 years (2019-01-18) 154.75%
3 years (2018-01-19) 119.76%
5 years (2016-01-19) 211.26%

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 33x. In other words, Gold Fields shares trade at around 33x 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.

Gold Fields's EBITDA

Gold Fields's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.6 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 USD$3.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 28.76%
Gross profit TTM USD$859.9 million
Return on assets TTM 9.04%
Return on equity TTM 8.86%
Profit margin 7.38%
Book value $3.209
Market capitalisation USD$8.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Gold Fields shares

There are currently 4.5 million Gold Fields shares held short by investors – that's known as Gold Fields's "short interest". This figure is 25.2% down from 6.1 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 7.0 million). Gold Fields's SIR currently stands at 0.65. In other words for every 100,000 Gold Fields shares traded daily on the market, roughly 650 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% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Gold Fields 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 Gold Fields.

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

Gold Fields share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.66% of net profits

Recently Gold Fields has paid out, on average, around 34.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.02% 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 2.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Gold Fields's case, that would currently equate to about $0.19 per share.

While Gold Fields's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Gold Fields may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Gold Fields's most recent dividend payout was on 24 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 September 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Gold Fields's shares ever split?

Gold Fields's shares were split on a 1161:1000 basis on 21 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 $3.7638 up to $14.9. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

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 0.4186. 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, Australia, and Peru. It holds interests in nine operating mines with an annual gold-equivalent production of approximately 2.2 million ounces, as well as gold mineral reserves of approximately 51.3 million ounces and mineral resources of approximately 115.7 million ounces. The company also holds copper mineral reserves totaling 616 million pounds and mineral resources totaling 882 million pounds. Gold Fields Limited was founded in 1887 and is based in Sandton, South Africa.

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