Stocks Raising Investors Eye Brows: Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI), McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR)

Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE:GFI) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price rose 2.25% during latest trading session. Gold Fields Limited (GFI) has reported the retirement of Messrs Kofi Ansah and Alan Hill as non-executive directors of the Gold Fields Board of Directors with effect from 31 December 2016.


Gold Fields Chairperson Cheryl Carolus thanked Messrs Ansah and Hill for their valuable contribution and the enormous depth of experience they brought to the board over the many years in which they served as directors. Mr Ansah has been a Gold Fields director since April 2004 and Mr Hill since August 2009. “We wish them everything of the best in their future endeavours,” Ms Carolus added.

Narrow down focus to other ratios, the co has current ratio of 1.90 that indicates if GFI lies in 1.3% to 3% then it is acceptable for both active and passive investors, but sometimes its varies industry to industry. Generally, it indicates good short-term financial strength. Street is more conscious on this after SunEdison, Inc. case. In addition, the firm has debt to equity ratio of 0.57, sometimes its remain same with long term debt to equity ratio.

McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) also run on active notice, stock price raised 0.27% after traded at $7.53 in most recent trading session.

MDR has price to earnings ratio of 178.81 and the price to current year EPS stands at 76.40%. Whereas the traders who further want to see about this, may be interested to see Price to next year’s EPS that would be -37.79%. Moving toward ratio analysis, it has current ratio of 2.00 and quick ratio was calculated as 2.00. The debt to equity ratio appeared as 0.49 for seeing its liquidity position.

Taking notice on volatility measures, price volatility of stock was 4.21% for a week and 3.51% for a month. The price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.27. On these bases, analysts would recommend this stock as an “Active Revolving Stocks.” The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.80 out of 1-5 scale with week’s performance of -5.30%. MDR’s institutional ownership was registered as 84.00%, while insider ownership was 0.10%.


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