Media stories about AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AngloGold Ashanti earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the mining company an impact score of 47.1165588565821 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) traded down $0.57 on Friday, hitting $10.67. 3,785,438 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,950,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 0.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,490.00, a PE ratio of -26.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.30 and a beta of -1.18. AngloGold Ashanti has a 1 year low of $8.86 and a 1 year high of $13.68.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on AU shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $11.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.75.
In other AngloGold Ashanti news, Director Lotan Holdings Inc. bought 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 23rd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $0.92 per share, for a total transaction of $46,000.00.
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AngloGold Ashanti Company Profile
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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