Randgold Resources Ltd. (NASDAQ:GOLD) – Analysts at Desjardins issued their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Randgold Resources in a note issued to investors on Monday. Desjardins analyst J. Wolfson expects that the basic materials company will earn $0.81 per share for the quarter. Desjardins currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Desjardins also issued estimates for Randgold Resources’ Q1 2018 earnings at $0.82 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.86 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.92 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.46 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.99 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.98 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $3.93 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on GOLD. Zacks Investment Research cut Randgold Resources from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Investec upgraded Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. UBS cut Randgold Resources from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating on shares of Randgold Resources in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Randgold Resources to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Randgold Resources has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.90.

Shares of Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) opened at $92.13 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $8,643.97, a P/E ratio of 31.15 and a beta of -0.11. Randgold Resources has a 12 month low of $68.36 and a 12 month high of $108.29.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GOLD. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Randgold Resources by 14.8% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 23,065 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,013,000 after purchasing an additional 2,969 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. increased its holdings in shares of Randgold Resources by 76.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,489 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $220,000 after acquiring an additional 1,078 shares during the last quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Randgold Resources by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,104 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $274,000 after acquiring an additional 62 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale increased its holdings in shares of Randgold Resources by 145.5% during the 2nd quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 3,268 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $287,000 after acquiring an additional 1,937 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Randgold Resources during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $338,000. 35.18% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Randgold Resources Company Profile

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).

Earnings History and Estimates for Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD)

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