Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Anglogold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 3.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.22 (+4.3%) at $29.24 as of 1:06 p.m. ET.
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Anglogold Ashanti has a market cap of $10.64 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. AngloGold Ashanti Limited primarily engages in the exploration and production of gold. It also produces by-products, such as silver, uranium oxide, and sulfuric acid. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Anglogold Ashanti as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Anglogold Ashanti Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.