Headlines about Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE:SBGL) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sibanye Gold Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.9227842478493 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Shares of Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE SBGL) traded up $0.08 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.51. 2,443,326 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,664,823. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SBGL. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 price target for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $5.25.

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Sibanye Gold Limited Company Profile

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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