News stories about Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Randgold Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.3037501851152 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
GOLD has been the topic of several recent research reports. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Randgold Resources in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Investec raised shares of Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Randgold Resources from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Randgold Resources to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.90.
Randgold Resources (GOLD) traded up $2.40 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $100.45. 444,716 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 327,855. Randgold Resources has a 12 month low of $80.34 and a 12 month high of $108.29. The company has a market capitalization of $9,223.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.05 and a beta of -0.12.
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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