Shares of Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $6.30 and last traded at $6.25, with a volume of 3,112,284 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $6.20.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Gold Fields from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised Gold Fields from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised Gold Fields from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $4.08 to $4.39 in a research note on Wednesday, June 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Gold Fields from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of C$4.50.

The firm’s market cap is $4.82 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $5.19 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.26.

Other hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Gold Fields by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 34,584,396 shares of the company’s stock worth $95,796,000 after buying an additional 732,574 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in Gold Fields by 3,665.1% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,995,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,528,000 after buying an additional 1,942,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in Gold Fields by 620.0% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 720,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,994,000 after buying an additional 620,000 shares in the last quarter.

Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) is a gold mining company. The Company is a producer of gold and a holder of gold reserves. The Company is involved in underground and surface gold and copper mining and related activities, including exploration, development, extraction, processing and smelting. It has approximately eight producing mines located in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru.

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