AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) Holdings Boosted by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) by 5.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 331,539 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 17,612 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned about 0.08% of AngloGold Ashanti worth $3,146,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of AU. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in shares of AngloGold Ashanti by 233.0% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 3,336,817 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $34,002,000 after purchasing an additional 2,334,622 shares in the last quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti during the fourth quarter worth approximately $14,112,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti during the fourth quarter worth approximately $7,335,000. Two Sigma Investments LP increased its stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti by 2,351.4% during the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 666,023 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $6,787,000 after buying an additional 638,854 shares during the period. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH increased its stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti by 28.9% during the fourth quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 1,925,708 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $19,623,000 after buying an additional 431,921 shares during the period. 32.93% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on AU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. ValuEngine lowered shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.75.

Shares of AU stock traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $8.68. 9,870,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,361,688. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a current ratio of 1.57. AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a 12-month low of $8.02 and a 12-month high of $12.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.51 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 144.67 and a beta of -0.88.

About AngloGold Ashanti

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining company. The company also produces silver, uranium oxide, and sulphuric acid. Its portfolio includes 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries in South Africa, Continental Africa, the Americas, and Australasia. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU)

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