Betting On AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) ?

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AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) closed its last session at $10.72. The stock traded within a range of $10.21 and $10.78. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 4.53 Million. Trading volume for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. was 6.17 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) has an average volume of 3.06 Million.

Company Profile

AngloGold Limited is the largest gold producer at 7 million ounces a year, with reserves of 126 m oz. The company has operations in six countries on three continents, some of which are joint ventures, as well as exploration activities in ten countries. AngloGold can be financially characterized by high cash generation, substantial reinvestment in long-term growth and the payment of significant dividends. The company distinguishes itself from its producer peer group through its active involvement in the development of the gold market, particularly in Asia.

Analyst Views

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) touched its 1-Year High price of $13.35 on 02/16/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $ 8.86 on 12/14/17.

EPS & Financials

For the current quarter, 0 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0/share and a low EPS of $0/share.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.47 Million. According to today’s trading volume AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 3.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 33.1 Percent. The return on assets stands at -2.3%, Return on Equity currently is -6.4% and the Return on Investment value is 6.3%.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) gross margin percentage stands at 18% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 3.4 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -4 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -1.14% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 3.97 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 5.68 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 5.2 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 3.4%. The return on invested capital is at 6.3%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 4.42.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 5.68%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 5.2% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.