Media coverage about AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AngloGold Ashanti earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the mining company an impact score of 45.5310583460642 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE AU) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $11.70. The stock had a trading volume of 2,299,860 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,090,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,840.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -29.25, a P/E/G ratio of 0.33 and a beta of -1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a current ratio of 1.57. AngloGold Ashanti has a 52 week low of $8.86 and a 52 week high of $13.68.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on AU shares. Zacks Investment Research raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Deutsche Bank raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $11.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised AngloGold Ashanti from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.75.

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About AngloGold Ashanti

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) is a gold mining company. The Company’s business activities span the spectrum of the mining value chain. Its main product is gold. Its portfolio includes over 17 mines in approximately nine countries. It also produces silver, uranium and sulfuric acid as by-products.

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