Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.10

Media coverage about Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE:SBGL) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sibanye Gold Limited earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.9625153600656 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. ValuEngine cut shares of Sibanye Gold Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.00.

Shares of Sibanye Gold Limited (SBGL) traded up 1.05% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.77. 2,658,544 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $5.11 and its 200-day moving average is $7.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.84 and a beta of -0.13. Sibanye Gold Limited has a 1-year low of $4.43 and a 1-year high of $19.12.

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Sibanye Gold Limited Company Profile

Sibanye Gold Limited (Sibanye) is a South Africa-based mining company. The Company owns and operates gold and uranium operations, and projects throughout the Witwatersrand Basin. Its segments include Driefontein, Kloof, Beatrix, Cooke and Corporate. The Company owns and operates four underground and surface gold operations: the Cooke, Driefontein and Kloof operations in the West Witwatersrand region, and the Beatrix operation in the southern Free State province.

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