AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) went up by 0.26% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $38.50. The company’s stock price has collected -4.67% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 08/06/20 that Some Miners Undercount Deaths, Boosting Executive Bonuses
Is It Worth Investing in AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE :AU) Right Now?
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 15.42 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for AU is at 0.55. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 13 who provided ratings for AngloGold Ashanti Limited declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $30.49, which is $9.57 above the current price. AU currently public float of 412.72M and currently shorts hold a 0.50% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of AU was 2.68M shares.
AU’s Market Performance
AU stocks went down by -4.67% for the week, with a monthly jump of 8.24% and a quarterly performance of -15.33%, while its annual performance rate touched 11.56%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.79% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.42% for AngloGold Ashanti Limited. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.18% for AU stocks with a simple moving average of -10.70% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of AU
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AU stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for AU by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for AU in the upcoming period, according to BMO Capital Markets is $36 based on the research report published on December 08th of the previous year 2020.
RBC Capital Mkts, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AU reach a price target of $40. The rating they have provided for AU stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on September 15th, 2020.
AU Trading at 0.47% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought AU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -39.58% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.42%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.79%, as shares surge +8.95% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +0.52% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, AU fell by -4.67%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +29.65% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $23.31. In addition, AngloGold Ashanti Limited saw 2.83% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Stock Fundamentals for AU
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +16.77 for the present operating margin
- +21.90 for the gross margin
The net margin for AngloGold Ashanti Limited stands at +10.33. The total capital return value is set at 12.51, while invested capital returns managed to touch 8.59. Equity return is now at value 10.70, with 4.00 for asset returns.
Based on AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU), the company’s capital structure generated 83.48 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 45.50. Total debt to assets is 32.11, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 53.98. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 29.42.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.20. The receivables turnover for the company is 20.19 and the total asset turnover is 0.53. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.96.