Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) Stock Price

News articles about Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE:SBGL) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sibanye Gold Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.2216721347225 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE SBGL) traded down $0.04 on Thursday, hitting $5.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,082,972 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,489,718. Sibanye Gold Limited has a 1 year low of $4.36 and a 1 year high of $10.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Several brokerages recently commented on SBGL. BidaskClub raised Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine raised Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG raised Sibanye Gold Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised Sibanye Gold Limited from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Sibanye Gold Limited currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.25.

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About Sibanye Gold Limited

Sibanye Gold Limited is an independent, global precious metal mining company. The Company is engaged in producing a mix of metals that includes gold and the platinum group metals (PGMs). Its projects are grouped by two regions: the Southern Africa region and the Americas region. Its products include gold, platinum group metals and by-products.

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