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How to buy AngloGold Ashanti stock

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AngloGold Ashanti Limited is a gold business based in the US. AngloGold Ashanti shares (AU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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AngloGold Ashanti share price

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AngloGold Ashanti shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$19.13 - $37.68
50-day moving average $21.80
200-day moving average $22.87
Wall St. target price$27.20
PE ratio 9.0781
Dividend yield $0.48 (2.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.27

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Is it a good time to buy AngloGold Ashanti stock?

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Is AngloGold Ashanti under- or over-valued?

Valuing AngloGold Ashanti stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AngloGold Ashanti's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AngloGold Ashanti's P/E ratio

AngloGold Ashanti's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, AngloGold Ashanti shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

AngloGold Ashanti's EBITDA

AngloGold Ashanti's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AngloGold Ashanti's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AngloGold Ashanti financials

Revenue TTM $4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 32.48%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.37%
Return on equity TTM 30.05%
Profit margin 21.53%
Book value $8.86
Market capitalisation $8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AngloGold Ashanti shares

There are currently 4.0 million AngloGold Ashanti shares held short by investors – that's known as AngloGold Ashanti's "short interest". This figure is 27.5% down from 5.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AngloGold Ashanti shares can be evaluated.

AngloGold Ashanti's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AngloGold Ashanti's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AngloGold Ashanti shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AngloGold Ashanti shares traded daily (recently around 4.0 million). AngloGold Ashanti's SIR currently stands at 1.01. In other words for every 100,000 AngloGold Ashanti shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1010 shares are currently held short.

However AngloGold Ashanti's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AngloGold Ashanti shares, or, against the total number of tradable AngloGold Ashanti shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AngloGold Ashanti's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AngloGold Ashanti shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AngloGold Ashanti shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AngloGold Ashanti.

Find out more about how you can short AngloGold Ashanti stock.

AngloGold Ashanti share dividends

76%

Dividend payout ratio: 76.35% of net profits

Recently AngloGold Ashanti has paid out, on average, around 76.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AngloGold Ashanti shareholders could enjoy a 2.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AngloGold Ashanti's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

AngloGold Ashanti's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

AngloGold Ashanti's most recent dividend payout was on 4 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have AngloGold Ashanti's shares ever split?

AngloGold Ashanti's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 28 June 1998. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your AngloGold Ashanti shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for AngloGold Ashanti shares which in turn could have impacted AngloGold Ashanti's share price.

AngloGold Ashanti share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AngloGold Ashanti's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.1306 up to $37.678. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AngloGold Ashanti's is 0.2627. This would suggest that AngloGold Ashanti's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AngloGold Ashanti overview

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining company. It also produces gold, silver, uranium, and sulphuric acid; and dóre bars. The company operates ten operations and three projects in eight countries in South Africa, Continental Africa, the Americas, and Australia. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. .

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