News headlines about Anglo American (LON:AAL) have been trending extremely negative recently, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Anglo American earned a news impact score of -4.78 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the mining company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

AAL has been the subject of a number of research reports. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Anglo American in a report on Tuesday, August 13th. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a GBX 2,000 ($26.13) target price on shares of Anglo American in a report on Tuesday, August 13th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Anglo American in a report on Thursday, October 17th. Shore Capital reiterated a “not rated” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Thursday, October 3rd. Finally, Liberum Capital lowered shares of Anglo American to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 20th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 2,123.13 ($27.74).

AAL opened at GBX 1,939.80 ($25.35) on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $26.81 billion and a P/E ratio of 6.06. Anglo American has a 1-year low of GBX 1,529.80 ($19.99) and a 1-year high of GBX 2,294 ($29.98). The company has a 50 day simple moving average of GBX 1,877.11 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 1,984.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 33.15, a current ratio of 2.30 and a quick ratio of 1.55.

In other news, insider Byron Elmer Grote purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 2,214 ($28.93) per share, for a total transaction of £22,140 ($28,929.83). Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 3,023 shares of company stock valued at $7,329,891.

Anglo American Company Profile

Anglo American plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in exploring, mining, and processing various metals and minerals worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron; and nickel and manganese ores, as well as alloys.

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