Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty research firms that are presently covering the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have given a hold recommendation and six have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,111.05 ($13.88).

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 975 ($12.18) price target on shares of Anglo American plc in a research report on Tuesday, November 22nd. Liberum Capital restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 440 ($5.50) price target on shares of Anglo American plc in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Anglo American plc from GBX 1,300 ($16.25) to GBX 1,400 ($17.50) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 7th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Anglo American plc to a “hold” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 850 ($10.62) to GBX 1,150 ($14.37) in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 1,100 ($13.75) target price on shares of Anglo American plc in a research report on Friday, November 25th.

Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) opened at 1344.50 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of GBX 1,295.23 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 1,087.93. The firm’s market cap is GBX 17.34 billion. Anglo American plc has a one year low of GBX 399.85 and a one year high of GBX 1,529.01.

In other news, insider Philip R. Hampton bought 807 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of GBX 1,138 ($14.22) per share, for a total transaction of £9,183.66 ($11,476.71).

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Anglo American plc Company Profile

Anglo American plc focuses its business on its portfolio of diamonds, platinum group metals and copper. The Company’s segments include Platinum; De Beers; Copper; Nickel; Niobium and Phosphates; Iron ore and Manganese; Coal; Corporate, and others. It produces platinum group metals (PGMs), which provides approximately 40% of mined platinum and its operations are located in the Bushveld Complex in South Africa.

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