Focus on AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. ADR (NYSE:AU)


AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) traded in a range yesterday that spanned from a low of $10.78 to a high of $10.95. Yesterday, the shares fell 2.7%, which took the trading range below the 3-day low of $10.80 on volume of 1.7 million shares. Often times after large one-day declines, short-term traders may play for some degree of mean reversion.

How far has the stock of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) come to trade at their current price of $10.86, which gives it a market cap of $4.75B?

To trade now at $10.86, the stock has emerged from a 52-week low of $18.06%. But the current price also compares with the 52-week peak of $-52.18%.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Sell with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend. The market is in highly oversold territory. Beware of a trend reversal.

The stock’s journey to the current price can be understood by looking at its performance from the last week down to the 12 months. The stock’s weekly performance stands at -1.72%% and its monthly performance is -8.35%%. For the quarter, the stock has moved -17.87%% and for half-year it has shifted -24.86%%. So far this year the stock has moved -33.07%% and for the last 12 months it has moved 4.24%%.

Studying simple moving averages also tell the stock’s journey thus far. The 20-Day Simple Moving Average is $-9.18%, the 50-Day Simple Moving Average is $-3.57%, while the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is $-19.63%.

In terms of financial performance, AngloGold Ashanti Limited reported gross margin of 20.90%% for the trailing 12 months and operating margin of 12.10%% for the same period. Net profit margin was booked at 1.50%%. With that, AngloGold Ashanti Limited posted EPS of $0.15.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s P/Cash for the most recent quarter is 21.61, while P/Free Cash Flow for the trailing 12 months is 10.01. Dividend yield and payout ratio calculate to 0.92% and 61.80%. For perspective, payout ratio provides insight into a company?s ability to sustain dividend distributions. As such, a lower payout ratio is preferred to a higher payout ratio is it implies a company is preserving more cash for investments and other needs that it releases to shareholders.

That said, AngloGold Ashanti Limited has P/E of 71.45 and PEG of 2.76. EPS growth this year is expected to be 100.70%% and Forward P/E is calculated to 13.21.

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