RBC Capital Mkts rated the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) stock “an Outperform” and gave the company’s common stock a price target of $40. RBC Capital Mkts’s estimates were contained in a research note released on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
Several other experts on Wall Street have posted such reports regarding the AU shares. According to BMO Capital Markets, the stock is “a Market perform”. BMO Capital Markets published their figures in a research note released to investors on Friday, July 31, 2020. These scores were published in a research note the firm released on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
Wall Street analysts tracking the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) stock on daily basis. Out of 12 analysts, 5 deeming the stock a Buy and 0 gave it a rating of OVERWEIGHT.
Another 4 recommended that AU is a HOLD, while 0 rated it UNDERWEIGHT and the 3 recommended SELL. If we look at the broader picture, the above ratings give the stock an average analyst rating of 2.50.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a market valuation of $8.73 billion and last released its earnings reports on 11/02/2020, for the quarterly period ended on 6/29/2020. The company’s revenue for the quarter stood at $32.72 billion. AU Company also reported its earnings per share (EPS) as $0.63 for the quarter, which miss consensus estimates by analysts of $0.94 by -$0.31, surprisingly -33.00% lower.
A recent spot check on the stock’s support and resistance revealed that the publicly-traded AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) shares are trading at a price close to -30.03% lower than its 90-day high. On the other hand, the stock is +6.25% away from its low in the 90-day period. More broadly, AU’s current price is -44.39% away from 52-week high. The price is 69.12% above from its 52-week low.
For regular shareholders interested in finding out how worthwhile it would be to invest in the company, then note that AngloGold Ashanti Limited has an ROE of 10.70%.
An analysis will help understand that the lower the ROE figure; the worse a company is when it comes to generating profits. The term Return on Assets (ROA) is a ratio that points to a businesses’ profitability relative to overall assets.
The company under our focus has a current ROA of 4.00%. If a business manages its assets well, then the ROA will be higher. However, the opposite will be true (lower returns) if that business is shown to be poor managers of their assets.
A look at another ratio shows that AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a Return on Investment (ROI) of 7.70%. When profits exceed costs, then the ROI percentage will be positive, and analysts will rate such business as having a net gain. However, if the percentage index is negative, then the company’s costs basically outweigh profits.
Focusing on the company’s market volatility shows that it has a 1-Week Volatility index of 3.43%, and 3.48% for the month. This stock’s Average True Range (ATR) currently stands at 1.00, with the beta factor poised at 0.46.
The indicator of Volatility helps exhibit the extent to which a stock is likely to plummet or climb when the rest of the market also dips or surges. If a stock has a beta score above 1, then its rate of volatility is high. Figures lower than 1, therefore, means that the stock’s volatility at that particular moment is low.
Shares of the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE: AU) gained by $0.47 during Friday’s regular trading session to climb to $21.41. The company had a daily trading volume of 2.27 million shares, lower than its average intra-day trading volumes of about 2.67M