News articles about AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AngloGold Ashanti earned a media sentiment score of -1.54 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the mining company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected AngloGold Ashanti’s ranking:
AU has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AngloGold Ashanti from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 14th. UBS Group started coverage on AngloGold Ashanti in a research report on Thursday, February 6th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. ValuEngine cut AngloGold Ashanti from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 3rd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group upgraded AngloGold Ashanti from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. AngloGold Ashanti currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $21.79.
Shares of AU opened at $19.50 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 0.90. The company has a market capitalization of $8.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.79, a PEG ratio of 0.31 and a beta of -0.72. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $20.86 and its 200 day simple moving average is $20.39. AngloGold Ashanti has a 1 year low of $11.29 and a 1 year high of $23.85.
AngloGold Ashanti Company Profile
AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining company. It also produces silver, uranium, and sulphuric acid; and dóre bars. The company operates 14 mines and 3 projects in 10 countries in South Africa, Continental Africa, the Americas, and Australasia. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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