Anglogold Ashanti Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (AU)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Anglogold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $21.24, below its previous 52-week low of $21.44 with one million shares traded as of 10:36 a.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

Anglogold Ashanti has a market cap of $8.58 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 31.1% 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 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Anglogold Ashanti as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Anglogold Ashanti Ratings Report.

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