Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU) shares traded on -3.09% below secure line and closed at $8.48. The stock exchanged hands 1.89 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 4.27 Million shares. It has a market cap of $3.48 Billion.

Investors as well as the sell-side will be paying close attention to how the actual numbers compare with the estimates. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company’s stock price. Several studies suggest that positive earnings surprises not only lead to an immediate hike in a stock’s price, but also to a gradual increase over time. Hence, it’s not surprising that some companies are known for routinely beating earning projections. A negative earnings surprise will usually result in a decline in share price.

A large surprise factor in either direction typically can lead to a significant swing in the stock price in the hours and days after the report. Previously Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU) reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $-0.06 with surprise factor of -33.3%.

Taking a broader look at the analyst consensus, according to 4 analysts Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU)’s price will reach at $15.65 during 52 weeks. Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $12 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $19.7.

On the other hand Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU) has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 49.19 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 0.23. Where the relative strength index (RSI) is a technical momentum indicator that compares the magnitude of recent gains to recent losses in an attempt to determine excess buying & selling conditions of an asset, it is one of the most popular technical indicators, computed on the basis of the speed and direction of a stock’s price movement. The RSI value will always move between 0 and 100; the value will be 0 if the stock falls on all 14 days, and 100, if the price moves up on all the days) as suggested by J Welles Wilder. In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. The level of 50 represents neutral market momentum and corresponds with the center line in other oscillators such as MACD (Moving Average Convergence/Divergence). The average true range (ATR) is a measure of volatility introduced by Welles Wilder.

Consequently Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 2.08%, 2.26% respectively.