Shares of Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the nineteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,994.17 ($26.06).

A number of research firms recently commented on AAL. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Friday, July 31st. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Monday, July 13th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Monday, July 27th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Anglo American to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from GBX 1,475 ($19.27) to GBX 2,200 ($28.75) in a research report on Thursday, June 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their target price on shares of Anglo American from GBX 2,750 ($35.93) to GBX 2,400 ($31.36) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday.

Shares of AAL opened at GBX 1,979.80 ($25.87) on Friday. Anglo American has a twelve month low of GBX 1,018.20 ($13.30) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,266 ($29.61). The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 1,887.01 and its 200-day simple moving average is GBX 1,682.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.99 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.72. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 48.43.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 20th will be issued a $0.28 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 20th. Anglo American’s payout ratio is 34.93%.

In other news, insider Nonkululeko Nyembezi bought 127 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 24th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 1,840 ($24.04) per share, with a total value of £2,336.80 ($3,053.44). In the last ninety days, insiders bought 150 shares of company stock worth $277,859.

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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