LGT Capital Partners LTD. lifted its position in AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) by 145.6% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,551,566 shares of the mining company’s stock after buying an additional 919,866 shares during the quarter. AngloGold Ashanti comprises 2.0% of LGT Capital Partners LTD.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest holding. LGT Capital Partners LTD. owned 0.38% of AngloGold Ashanti worth $27,633,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AU. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $31,000. Investors Research Corp bought a new stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $34,000. Nkcfo LLC bought a new stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $39,000. Signaturefd LLC grew its stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti by 60.9% in the 1st quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 2,962 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $39,000 after buying an additional 1,121 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC grew its stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti by 1,351.3% in the 1st quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 10,377 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 9,662 shares in the last quarter. 37.99% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

AU traded down $0.19 on Tuesday, hitting $18.66. The company had a trading volume of 2,757,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,531,256. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $17.01. AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a 1-year low of $7.07 and a 1-year high of $19.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.55. The company has a market capitalization of $7.83 billion, a PE ratio of 35.21, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.52 and a beta of -0.78.

AU has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised Xylem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 21st. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on Encompass Health in a report on Thursday, June 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $72.00 target price for the company. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 215 ($2.81) target price on shares of in a report on Wednesday, June 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded DLH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.01.

AngloGold Ashanti Profile

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining company. It also produces silver, uranium, and sulphuric acid; and dóre bars. The company operates 14 mines and 3 projects in 10 countries in South Africa, Continental Africa, the Americas, and Australasia. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was incorporated in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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