Sibanye Gold Ltd (NYSE:SBGL) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $4.56 and last traded at $4.50, with a volume of 371758 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.10.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Sibanye Gold from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.75.

The company has a market capitalization of $1.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -112.25 and a beta of -0.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.68.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Exor Investments UK LLP increased its stake in Sibanye Gold by 0.4% in the 4th quarter. Exor Investments UK LLP now owns 46,150,343 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $130,605,000 after purchasing an additional 180,032 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in Sibanye Gold by 111.8% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 4,982,009 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $14,099,000 after purchasing an additional 2,629,855 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Sibanye Gold by 115.2% in the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,705,353 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $11,716,000 after purchasing an additional 2,519,284 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Sibanye Gold by 2.9% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,721,805 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $10,532,000 after purchasing an additional 103,152 shares in the last quarter. Finally, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. increased its stake in Sibanye Gold by 9,449.0% in the 4th quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 3,337,459 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $9,445,000 after purchasing an additional 3,302,508 shares in the last quarter. 56.44% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Sibanye Gold (NYSE:SBGL)

Sibanye Gold Limited operates as a precious metals mining company in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States. The company operates through PGM; and Gold and Uranium divisions. It owns and operates gold, and platinum group metals (PGM), including platinum, palladium, and rhodium operations and projects, as well as produces by-products, such as iridium, ruthenium, nickel, copper, and chrome.

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