Anglo American (LON:AAL) Given Daily Media Impact Score of -1.38

Press coverage about Anglo American (LON:AAL) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Anglo American earned a news sentiment score of -1.38 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the mining company an news buzz score of 3 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Anglo American’s score:

Shares of LON AAL traded up GBX 8 ($0.10) during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching GBX 2,169.50 ($28.35). 2,412,775 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,120,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.44, a current ratio of 1.95 and a quick ratio of 1.25. The firm has a market cap of $27.46 billion and a P/E ratio of 7.92. 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 firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 14th will be given a $0.51 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.93%. This is a boost from Anglo American’s previous dividend of $0.49. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. Anglo American’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.28%.

AAL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Barclays lifted their price target on Anglo American from GBX 1,875 ($24.50) to GBX 2,000 ($26.13) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, April 12th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Liberum Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. HSBC cut Anglo American to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the company from GBX 2,200 ($28.75) to GBX 2,340 ($30.58) in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank lifted their target price on Anglo American from GBX 1,800 ($23.52) to GBX 2,000 ($26.13) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 22nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 2,047.50 ($26.75).

In related news, insider Stuart J. Chambers purchased 473 shares of Anglo American stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 28th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 2,001 ($26.15) per share, for a total transaction of £9,464.73 ($12,367.35). Also, insider Stephen Pearce sold 45,952 shares of the company’s 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 value of £923,635.20 ($1,206,892.98). Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 1,420 shares of company stock valued at $2,952,116.

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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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