News articles about Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Randgold Resources Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.969242213205 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Shares of Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) opened at 96.15 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $99.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $94.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.62 and a beta of -0.05. Randgold Resources Limited has a 1-year low of $67.54 and a 1-year high of $108.29.
Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) last posted its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The basic materials company reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.14. The company had revenue of $336.79 million during the quarter. Randgold Resources Limited had a return on equity of 7.89% and a net margin of 22.75%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Randgold Resources Limited will post $3.33 EPS for the current year.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on GOLD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Randgold Resources Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Randgold Resources Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Randgold Resources Limited in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $105.00.
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Randgold Resources Limited Company Profile
Randgold Resources Limited is engaged in gold mining, exploration and related activities. The Company’s activities are focused on West and Central Africa. The Company operates through the gold mining segment. The Company operates various mines, such as Morila, Loulo, Gounkoto, Tongon and Kibali. The Company is exploring in African countries, such as Mali, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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