News articles about DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DRDGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.1599502240694 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $2.97. 44,544 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 67,723. DRDGOLD has a 12 month low of $2.79 and a 12 month high of $5.69. The company has a current ratio of 2.14, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be paid a $0.0426 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $0.17 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.74%. This is a positive change from DRDGOLD’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04.
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DRDGOLD Limited is a gold mining company. The Company is engaged in gold production by tailings retreatment. The Company is focused on the recovery of lower-risk, higher-margin ounces primarily from its metallurgical plant located approximately 50 kilometers east of Johannesburg in Brakpan. The Company owns approximately 100% of its holding company, Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO).
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