Shares of Sibanye Gold Ltd (NYSE:SBGL) were down 5.4% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $4.52 and last traded at $4.57. Approximately 7,159,410 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 61% from the average daily volume of 4,435,097 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.83.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on SBGL shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sibanye Gold from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sibanye Gold from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Sibanye Gold currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.75.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 0.68 and a current ratio of 1.04. The company has a market cap of $1.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -114.25 and a beta of -0.18.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SBGL. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Sibanye Gold in the fourth quarter valued at $41,000. Raymond James & Associates bought a new position in Sibanye Gold during the fourth quarter worth $54,000. Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in Sibanye Gold during the fourth quarter worth $59,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Sibanye Gold by 46.7% during the fourth quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 22,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $62,000 after purchasing an additional 7,000 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its position in Sibanye Gold by 153.5% during the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 31,308 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $89,000 after purchasing an additional 18,960 shares during the period. 56.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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