Media stories about Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sibanye Gold earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.9918678724165 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Sibanye Gold traded up $0.10, reaching $2.89, during trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. 2,684,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,358,343. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00. The firm has a market cap of $687.38 million and a P/E ratio of -72.25. Sibanye Gold has a 1 year low of $2.43 and a 1 year high of $6.89.
Several research firms have issued reports on SBGL. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Sibanye Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 14th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Sibanye Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Citigroup upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Sibanye Gold has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.25.
About Sibanye Gold
Sibanye Gold Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. The company operates through PGM; and Gold and Uranium divisions. It owns and operates gold, and platinum group metals (PGM), including platinum, palladium, and rhodium operations and projects, as well as produces by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome.
Receive News & Ratings for Sibanye Gold Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Sibanye Gold and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.