News stories about Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Randgold Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.5379964909097 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- As Commodities Roar, Africa Wants Bigger Slice of the Mining Pie … – swissinfo.ch (swissinfo.ch)
- Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.90 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- As Commodities Roar, Africa Wants Bigger Slice of Mining Pie (swissinfo.ch)
- Randgold Resources Ltd. (GOLD) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Major foreign miners in DRC unfair to criticize chamber of commerce, FEC says – Metalbulletin.com (metalbulletin.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Scotiabank set a $101.00 price objective on shares of Randgold Resources and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. HSBC raised shares of Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of Randgold Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Numis Securities lowered shares of Randgold Resources from a “buy” rating to an “add” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Randgold Resources currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.88.
Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The basic materials company reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84 by ($0.05). Randgold Resources had a return on equity of 7.13% and a net margin of 21.72%. The company had revenue of $328.62 million for the quarter. sell-side analysts forecast that Randgold Resources will post 3.77 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 18th. Investors of record on Friday, March 23rd will be given a dividend of $1.98 per share. This represents a yield of 0.0233518103549947%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 22nd.
Randgold Resources 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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