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Stocks News Update: CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) & AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU)

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)

CSX Corporation is premier transportation company. The company provides rail, intermodal, and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural and consumer products. It includes traditional rail service and transport of intermodal containers and trailers. CSX celebrates a rich history from horse-driven rail cars to electric locomotives and has played a critical role in the nation’s economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation’s population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and farming towns alike. CSX Corporation’s unique combination of rail, container-shipping, intermodal and logistics services provides global reach that’s second to none. CSX is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX)’s Financial Overview

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ) surged 2.76% yesterday to close its trading session at $71.12. The company has 1 year Price Target of $75.81. CSX Corporation has 52-Week high of $76.24 and 52-Week Low of $52.2. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 76.24 and 52-Week Low on 51.33. The stock traded with the volume of 5.45 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $59.58 Billion.

CSX Corporation (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.01/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.99/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.02 a share with a surprise factor of 2%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 6.98 Percent, SMA50 of 7.98 Percent and SMA200 of 4.5 percent. CSX Corporation has P/S value of 4.86 while its P/B value stands at 4.7. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 8.9 percent, Return on Equity of 24.2 percent and Return on Investment of 14.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 75.4 percent and 39.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.2 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for CSX Corp have a median target of 76.00, with a high estimate of 90.00 and a low estimate of 55.00. The median estimate represents a +6.86% increase from the last price of 71.12.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU)

AngloGold Limited is the largest gold producer at 7 million ounces a year, with reserves of 126 m oz. The company has operations in six countries on three continents, some of which are joint ventures, as well as exploration activities in ten countries. AngloGold can be financially characterized by high cash generation, substantial reinvestment in long-term growth and the payment of significant dividends. The company distinguishes itself from its producer peer group through its active involvement in the development of the gold market, particularly in Asia.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU)’s Financial Outlook

The 12 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for AngloGold Ashanti Ltd have a median target of 13.06, with a high estimate of 22.49 and a low estimate of 7.87. The median estimate represents a -2.84% decrease from the last price of 13.44.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited is estimated to report earnings on 02/19/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, AngloGold Ashanti Limited has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.5. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 1.43% and closed its last trading session at $13.44. The company has the market capitalization of $5.65 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $14.32 and 52-Week low of $7.08. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 14.32 and 52-Week low on 7.07. The company has volume of 2.19 Million shares. The company has a total of 420.3 Million shares outstanding.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.12/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.18/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.06. This shows a surprise factor of -33.3 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 7.09 percent. Beta for AngloGold Ashanti Limited stands at -1.03 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.43. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.17%% and Monthly Volatility of 2.72%%.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 2.18%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 8.49 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 39.66%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 0.3 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 0.7 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -0.6% with Gross margin of 19.9 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 6% and 0.4% respectively.