Press coverage about Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Randgold Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 44.3269548869609 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Randgold Resources (GOLD) traded down $1.09 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $99.30. The company had a trading volume of 337,580 shares, compared to its average volume of 391,455. Randgold Resources has a one year low of $80.34 and a one year high of $108.29. The stock has a market cap of $9,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.66 and a beta of -0.12.

Randgold Resources (NASDAQ:GOLD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter. Randgold Resources had a return on equity of 7.32% and a net margin of 21.49%. equities analysts forecast that Randgold Resources will post 2.98 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on GOLD shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Randgold Resources from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Desjardins reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Randgold Resources in a report on Monday, December 11th. Citigroup upgraded Randgold Resources from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Randgold Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, UBS Group lowered Randgold Resources from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.90.

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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).

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