Anglo American (AAL) Getting Neutral Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Anglo American (LON:AAL) have been trending neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Anglo American earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media stories 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 stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Anglo American’s ranking:

Several analysts have issued reports on AAL shares. Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price target on shares of Anglo American from GBX 2,250 ($29.40) to GBX 2,200 ($28.75) and set a “conviction-buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 18th. Oddo Securities started coverage on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a GBX 1,800 ($23.52) price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research report on Friday, January 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Anglo American has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 2,112.67 ($27.61).

Shares of Anglo American stock opened at GBX 1,964.40 ($25.67) on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.95, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.44. Anglo American has a twelve month low of GBX 1,433.80 ($18.74) and a twelve month high of GBX 2,229.50 ($29.13). The stock has a market cap of $24.87 billion and a PE ratio of 7.17.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 14th were given a dividend of $0.51 per share. This is a positive change from Anglo American’s previous dividend of $0.49. This represents a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 14th. Anglo American’s payout ratio is 0.28%.

In other news, insider Stuart J. Chambers purchased 473 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 28th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,001 ($26.15) per share, with a total value of £9,464.73 ($12,367.35). Also, insider Stephen Pearce sold 45,952 shares of Anglo American stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 2,010 ($26.26), for a total transaction of £923,635.20 ($1,206,892.98). Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 1,428 shares of company stock worth $2,967,284.

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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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