Anglo American (AAL) Earning Negative Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Anglo American (LON:AAL) have been trending negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 -2.53 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines 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 company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Anglo American’s analysis:

Shares of AAL traded down GBX 84.50 ($1.10) during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching GBX 2,080.50 ($27.19). The company had a trading volume of 5,195,368 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,120,000. The firm has a market cap of $26.35 billion and a PE ratio of 7.59. Anglo American has a fifty-two week low of GBX 1,433.80 ($18.74) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 2,229.50 ($29.13). The company has a quick ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.44.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 14th will be issued a $0.51 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This is a positive change from Anglo American’s previous dividend of $0.49. Anglo American’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 0.28%.

Several research firms recently commented on AAL. HSBC increased their target price on Anglo American from GBX 2,100 ($27.44) to GBX 2,120 ($27.70) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 25th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Anglo American to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 2,000 ($26.13) to GBX 2,400 ($31.36) in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price objective on shares of Anglo American from GBX 2,250 ($29.40) to GBX 2,200 ($28.75) and set a “conviction-buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, January 18th. Barclays increased their target price on shares of Anglo American from GBX 1,770 ($23.13) to GBX 1,875 ($24.50) and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded shares of Anglo American to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 2,047.50 ($26.75).

In other Anglo American news, insider Stephen Pearce sold 45,952 shares of the business’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 transaction of £923,635.20 ($1,206,892.98). Also, insider Marcelo Bastos bought 940 shares of Anglo American stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 2,119 ($27.69) per share, with a total value of £19,918.60 ($26,027.18). In the last quarter, insiders acquired 1,420 shares of company stock worth $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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