AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AngloGold Ashanti Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the mining company an impact score of 45.5118909938295 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:



Shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $9.67. 1,315,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,686,030. AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a 1-year low of $8.89 and a 1-year high of $13.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 0.65.

AU has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. HSBC Holdings plc upgraded shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.43.

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About AngloGold Ashanti Limited

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) is a gold mining company. The Company’s business activities span the spectrum of the mining value chain. Its main product is gold. Its portfolio includes over 17 mines in approximately nine countries. It also produces silver, uranium and sulfuric acid as by-products.

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