AngloGold Ashanti Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

AU -- USA Stock  

USD 18.84  0.75  4.15%

Allowing for the 30-days total investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding AngloGold Ashanti Limited is 'Strong Sell'. Macroaxis provides AngloGold Ashanti buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding AU positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of AngloGold Ashanti available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from AU buy-and-hold prospective. Check also AngloGold Ashanti Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a mean deviation of 2.2, semi deviation of 2.46, standard deviation of 3.02, variance of 9.09, downside variance of 9.06 and semi variance of 6.07
Our buy or sell advice tool can be used to cross verify current analyst consensus on AngloGold Ashanti and to analyze the company potential to grow in the current economic cycle. To make sure AngloGold Ashanti is not overpriced, please confirm all AngloGold Ashanti fundamentals including its Total Debt, Market Capitalization and the relationship between Gross Profit and Short Ratio . Given that AngloGold Ashanti has Price to Earning of 40.02X, we suggest you validate AngloGold Ashanti Limited market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

AngloGold Ashanti Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

AngloGold Ashanti has very high historical volatility over the last 30 days
AngloGold Ashanti has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments
The company reports 2.25B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 80.9 which implies that the company may not be able to produce enough cash to satisfy its debt commitments. AngloGold Ashanti has Current Ratio of 0.88 implying that it has not enough working capital to pay out debt commitments in time.
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AngloGold Ashanti current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price20.17
Target Mean Price21.36
Recommendation Mean2.70
Target High Price26.60
Number Of Analyst Opinions4
Target Low Price18.50

AngloGold Ashanti Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.29Value At Risk4.1
Potential Upside4.40Standard Deviation3.02
 Return Density 

AngloGold Ashanti Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=1.07
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.09

AngloGold Ashanti Volatility Alert

AngloGold Ashanti Limited shows above average downside volatility of 3.01 for selected time horizon. We advise investors to further inspect AngloGold Ashanti Limited to make sure all market timing and asset allocation strategies are consistent with estimation about AngloGold Ashanti future alpha.
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AngloGold Ashanti Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsAngloGold AshantiPeer Average
Return On Equity8.23% (0.31)%
Return On Asset3.69% (0.14)%
Profit Margin5.68% (1.27)%
Operating Margin27.29% (5.51)%
Current Valuation10.57B16.62B
Shares Outstanding414.66M571.82M
Shares Owned by Institutions42.15% 39.21%
Number of Shares Shorted8.33M4.71M
Price to Earning40.02X28.72X
Price to Book3.07X9.51X
Price to Sales2.45X11.42X
Gross Profit774M27.38B
Net Income214M570.98M
Cash and Equivalents349M2.7B
Cash per Share0.84X5.01X
Total Debt2.25B5.32B
Debt to Equity80.90% 48.70%
Current Ratio0.90X2.16X
Book Value Per Share6.63X1.93K
Cash Flow from Operations256.5M971.22M
Short Ratio2.32X4.00X
Earnings Per Share0.51X3.12X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.51X4.89X
Number of Employees44K18.84K
Market Capitalization9.23B19.03B
Total Asset7.28B29.47B
Retained Earnings(3.76B)9.33B
Working Capital643M1.48B
Current Asset1.35B9.34B
Current Liabilities707M7.9B