Shares of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) traded up 4.1% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $22.91 and last traded at $22.69, with a volume of 1,930,789 shares. The stock had previously closed at $21.80.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 2nd. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. Deutsche Bank AG cut shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada raised shares of AngloGold Ashanti from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, April 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. AngloGold Ashanti presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.17.

The company’s market capitalization is $9.22 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $19.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.78.

Several large investors recently made changes to their positions in AU. Airain ltd increased its stake in shares of AngloGold Ashanti by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. Airain ltd now owns 337,367 shares of the mining company’s stock valued at $2,395,000 after buying an additional 42,718 shares during the last quarter. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in AngloGold Ashanti by 18.8% in the fourth quarter. Boyer & Corporon Wealth Management LLC now owns 216,129 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $1,535,000 after buying an additional 34,245 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in AngloGold Ashanti by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 19,247,028 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $136,638,000 after buying an additional 1,059,791 shares in the last quarter. Finally, I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in AngloGold Ashanti by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 1,076,002 shares of the mining company’s stock worth $7,640,000 after buying an additional 86,700 shares in the last quarter.

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