Breakout Session Alert as Shares Pop BMO: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU)

Will shares of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) hold onto their early gains?  The stock is gapping up 2.37% before market open touching $9.84 on a recent bid. Investors studying the fundamentals might be conducting in-depth company research before deciding when to purchase a particular stock. The investor checklist may include studying the scope of a company’s competitive industry advantage, examining company management, and trying to get a general feel if the stock is valued properly. Once the decision is made that the company is a good fit for the portfolio, it may be wise to assess whether or not current conditions and price levels indicate proper levels for share purchase. The timing of purchasing a researched stock obviously comes with some level of trepidation. Investors will only know in the future whether they got in at the right price. A stock that looks very attractive today may not be as attractive in the future. Sometimes the investor will just have to trust their research and instinct when purchasing shares. 

Technicals At a Glance

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 59.25.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is 3.36%.  Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is 2.81%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at -7.07%. 

Recent Performance
AngloGold Ashanti Limited’s stock has performed at -7.80%.  Breaking that down further, it has performed 0.21% for the week, 1.47% for the month, -1.52% over the last quarter, -17.11% for the past half-year and -17.32% for this last year. 

Sell-side firms are projecting that the stock will reach 13.30 within the next year.  Analysts currently have a mean recommendation of 2.00 on the name. 

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