Shares of Anglo American plc (LON:AAL) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the fourteen brokerages that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 2,228 ($29.11).

AAL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Anglo American in a research note on Tuesday, February 16th. Berenberg Bank upped their price objective on Anglo American from GBX 3,200 ($41.81) to GBX 3,300 ($43.11) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 11th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Anglo American from GBX 2,700 ($35.28) to GBX 3,400 ($44.42) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 24th. Barclays increased their price target on Anglo American from GBX 2,800 ($36.58) to GBX 2,920 ($38.15) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, December 14th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Anglo American from GBX 2,900 ($37.89) to GBX 3,000 ($39.20) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 8th.

Shares of Anglo American stock traded up GBX 96 ($1.25) on Thursday, reaching GBX 3,084 ($40.29). 2,946,958 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,148,662. Anglo American has a one year low of GBX 1,304.20 ($17.04) and a one year high of GBX 3,091.50 ($40.39). The company has a market capitalization of £42.04 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.32. The company has a current ratio of 1.93, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 41.31. The company has a 50-day moving average of GBX 2,873.84 and a 200 day moving average of GBX 2,421.71.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 18th will be given a dividend of $0.72 per share. This is a boost from Anglo American’s previous dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 18th. This represents a yield of 1.8%. Anglo American’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.45%.

In other news, insider Stephen Pearce sold 65,746 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 2,962 ($38.70), for a total transaction of £1,947,396.52 ($2,544,286.02). Also, insider Stuart J. Chambers bought 510 shares of Anglo American stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 23rd. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 2,734 ($35.72) per share, for a total transaction of £13,943.40 ($18,217.14).

Anglo American Company Profile

Anglo American plc operates as a mining company worldwide. The company explores for rough and polished diamonds, copper, platinum group metals, metallurgical and thermal coal, and iron; and nickel, polyhalite, and manganese ores, as well as alloys. Anglo American plc was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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