Headlines about DRDGOLD (NYSE:DRD) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DRDGOLD earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.9040967866059 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
DRDGOLD stock traded down $0.04 during trading on Monday, hitting $2.77. 106,372 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 73,182. DRDGOLD has a fifty-two week low of $2.65 and a fifty-two week high of $5.43. The company has a quick ratio of 1.31, a current ratio of 2.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.0426 per share. This is a positive change from DRDGOLD’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $0.17 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.16%.
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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