Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact AngloGold Ashanti (AU) Share Price

News headlines about AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AngloGold Ashanti earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the mining company an impact score of 47.1165588565821 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) opened at $11.07 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a current ratio of 1.57. AngloGold Ashanti has a 12 month low of $8.86 and a 12 month high of $13.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,600.00, a PE ratio of -27.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.29 and a beta of -1.40.

AU has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut AngloGold Ashanti from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Deutsche Bank raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. ValuEngine cut AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised 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. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. AngloGold Ashanti presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.75.

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About AngloGold Ashanti

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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