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Why Invest In AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) Stock?

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) has a beta value of 0.68 and has seen 0.78 million shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $5.45B, closed the recent trade at $12.71 per share which meant it lost -$0.07 on the day or -0.55% during that session. The AU stock price is -112.12% off its 52-week high price of $26.96 and 2.12% above the 52-week low of $12.44. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 2.94 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 2.73 million shares.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) trade information

Sporting -0.55% in the red today, the stock has traded in the red over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, 09/20/22 when the AU stock price touched $12.71 or saw a rise of 5.29%. Year-to-date, AngloGold Ashanti Limited shares have moved -39.08%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -4.77%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) have changed -14.63%. Short interest in the company has seen 4.59 million shares shorted with days to cover at 1.55.

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AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AU) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that AngloGold Ashanti Limited shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -46.21% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 4.79%, compared to -1.00% for the industry. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -9.00%.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 57.70% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2022 is a modest -34.30% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 4.33%.

AU Dividends

AngloGold Ashanti Limited is expected to release its next earnings report in October this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.49 at a share yield of 3.87%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU)’s Major holders

Insiders own 0.00% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 28.06% with a share float percentage of 28.06%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with AngloGold Ashanti Limited having a total of 268 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Van Eck Associates Corporation with over 22.62 million shares worth more than $535.85 million. As of Mar 30, 2022, Van Eck Associates Corporation held 5.41% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc, with the holding of over 10.41 million shares as of Mar 30, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $246.56 million and represent 2.49% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are VanEck ETF Trust-VanEck Gold Miners ETF and Price (T.Rowe) Mid-Cap Value Fund. As of Jun 29, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 5.30% shares in the company for having 22.17 million shares of worth $327.83 million while later fund manager owns 6.37 million shares of worth $150.82 million as of Mar 30, 2022, which makes it owner of about 1.52% of company’s outstanding stock.

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