News stories about Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE:SBGL) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sibanye Gold Limited earned a news sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. ValuEngine cut Sibanye Gold Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sibanye Gold Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.00.
Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE SBGL) traded up 0.84% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $4.81. The company had a trading volume of 393,366 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average is $5.72 and its 200 day moving average is $7.65. Sibanye Gold Limited has a 12-month low of $4.43 and a 12-month high of $20.97. The stock has a market cap of $1.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.90 and a beta of -0.15.
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About Sibanye Gold Limited
Sibanye Gold Limited (Sibanye) is a South Africa-based mining company. The Company owns and operates gold and uranium operations, and projects throughout the Witwatersrand Basin. Its segments include Driefontein, Kloof, Beatrix, Cooke and Corporate. The Company owns and operates four underground and surface gold operations: the Cooke, Driefontein and Kloof operations in the West Witwatersrand region, and the Beatrix operation in the southern Free State province.
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