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Anglogold Ashanti Ltd (NYSE:AU)
3-Year Average Buyback Ratio
-1.90 (As of Dec. 2015)

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years. A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.

AU' s 3-Year Average Buyback Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -10.4   Max: 1.5
Current: -1.9

-10.4
1.5

During the past 13 years, Anglogold Ashanti Ltd's highest 3-Year Average Share Buyback Ratio was 1.50. The lowest was -10.40. And the median was -3.25.

AU's 3-Year Average Buyback Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 1002 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: -9.40 vs. AU: -1.90 )

Definition

This is the average share buyback rate of the company over the past 3 years.


Explanation

A negative number means the company might be issuing new shares. A positive number indicates that the company is buying back shares.


Be Aware

Investors usually like share buybacks. But as pointed by Warren Buffett, only if a company buys back shares at the prices below the stock's intrinsic value, it rewards remaining shareholders. If a company buys its overvalued stocks back, it destroys shareholder value.


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