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Retaining Analysts Views in Focus: Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU)

Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) [Trend Analysis] try to make new thrust in street and making different trends, stocks trading ended with 0.61% to $26.51. The AA held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The AA ratings chart showed that 9 gave HOLD ratings for the current month as 1 analyst opting for Overweight option for same period. For stocks’ current month, 7 analysts opted for BUY ratings as compared to 1 opting for SELL in the same period. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 31.53 as compared to current price of 26.51.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.33 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.16 as compared to one month ago of $1.26, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $1.49.

The share price of AA attracts active investors, as stock price of week volatility recorded 2.50%. The stock is going forward to its 52-week low with 45.38% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -22.71%.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU) [Trend Analysis] moved up reacts as active mover, shares an advance 5.76% to traded at $14.13 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was 1.72%. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the AU. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.85 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.77. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1.75 as compared to three months ago $1.79.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 32.99 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 21.46 as compared to current price of 14.13. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 9 analysts in current tenure, 4 recommend as HOLD, 2 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

The firm’s current ratio calculated as 1.80 for the most recent quarter. The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.37 and price to cash ratio remained 14.82. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as -10.30% and return on investment was 4% while its return on asset stayed at -3.20%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 1.16.


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