Media headlines about Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Randgold Resources Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.0964309023876 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.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on GOLD shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Randgold Resources Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $113.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Randgold Resources Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Randgold Resources Limited in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Randgold Resources Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $105.00.

Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ GOLD) opened at 99.49 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.68 and a beta of -0.05. Randgold Resources Limited has a 1-year low of $67.54 and a 1-year high of $108.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $100.57 and its 200 day moving average is $93.79.

Randgold Resources Limited (NASDAQ:GOLD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The basic materials company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.14. Randgold Resources Limited had a net margin of 22.75% and a return on equity of 7.89%. The business had revenue of $336.79 million during the quarter. Analysts predict that Randgold Resources Limited will post $3.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Randgold Resources Limited

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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