AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) saw an upside of 0.28% to close Monday at $17.82 after adding $0.05 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,283,060 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $18.28 in the past week. An average of 3,604,680 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 4,030,064.
AU’s 1-month performance is 16.55% or $2.53 on its low of $14.57 reached on 09/17/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $14.57 and high of $28.48, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/19/21. YTD, AU has lost -21.22% or -$4.80. However, the current price is down -37.43%% from the 52-week high price.
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The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 94.00 and a low of 7.946. AU stock has a beta of 0.51. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.65 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.96, with the price to cash flow ratio at 15.07.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.67% and the payout ratio is 21.90%. AU’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 20, when it paid $0.5252 a share compared with prior rate of $0.4805, up 8.51% from last year’s. The company latest dividend increase of $0.0447 reported on Friday August 20 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -0.70% yearly.
It is projected that AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s next ex-dividend date will be on 23-Jun. AU is expected to distribute $0.0 as its next dividend.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.60, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.40 meaning that AU stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.48, while the total debt to equity was 0.55. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 36.50%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 46.26% while for the period ending June 29; AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s operating margin was 30.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.71 billion against revenue of $4.43 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Analysts expected AU to announce $0.9 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.39, representing a -56.70% surprise. AU stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 3.8 billion, with total debt at $2.1 billion
Let’s look briefly at AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 80.29% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 26.12%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $17.48, reflecting a +7.35% or $1.22 change from its current price. AU is currently trading +14.97% above its 20-day SMA, -30.74% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -11.12% and -22.01% respectively.
Stochastic %K and %D was 90.24% and 94.52% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.52. The RSI (14) points at 69.35%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 86.06% with the period’s ATR at 0.53. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.96 and 1.49 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU), BMO Capital Markets downgraded it to a Market perform rating. They previously had an Outperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for AU stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate AU as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 3 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is AU’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $13.90 and a high of $25.69, with their median price target at $20.31. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) stock is $20.09.