AstraZeneca plc's (AZN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

AstraZeneca plc's (AZN) Buy Rating Reiterated at Liberum Capital

Vetr upgraded Astrazeneca PLC from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $30.84 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st.

AstraZeneca PLC (AZN) performance during the last one year Improved 22.17 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 27.09 percent. Barclays Capital's target would suggest a potential upside of 12.74 % from the company's last stock price. This would indicate that the analyst believes there is a downside of -6.8% from the opening price of 5364 GBX. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 45,744,976 shares of the company's stock worth $1,424,498,000 after buying an additional 10,414,969 shares in the last quarter. AstraZeneca plc has a 12-month low of GBX 3,680.00 and a 12-month high of GBX 5,505.00. There are now 1,269,918,600 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 2,298,300. The stock's market cap is GBX 67.66 billion. After $0.99 actual EPS reported by AstraZeneca plc (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -55.56% negative EPS growth.

11/10/2016 - Astrazeneca PLC had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald. Raymond James initiated TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX) on Wednesday, September 9 with "Strong Buy" rating. The original version of this report can be accessed at BNP Paribas maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, April 1 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, November 2 by Nordea. First Financial Bank N.A. Trust Division boosted its stake in Astrazeneca PLC by 0.7% in the first quarter. This translates into $1.10B profit for AZN giving the stock a 19.73 P/E. Astrazeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $0.46 per share for the current quarter. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a "market perform" rating on shares of Astrazeneca PLC in a research note on Monday, March 6th. It improved, as 5 investors sold TG Therapeutics Inc shares while 15 reduced holdings. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 23 by Kepler Cheuvreux. The Firm focuses on discovery and development of products, which are then manufactured, marketed and sold.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.35 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.03, from 0.86 in 2016Q3. 16 funds opened positions while 31 raised stakes. Bruce & Co. Inc. owns 254,040 shares or 0.04% of their USA portfolio. (NASDAQ:ADSK). Citadel Llc holds 0.02% or 289,781 shares. The insider KENNEDY WILLIAM JAMES sold 8,548 shares worth $87,788. Lmr Llp accumulated 0.25% or 21,946 shares. Another trade for 5,518 shares valued at $455,125 was made by NORRINGTON LORRIE M on Tuesday, March 7. New York-based Darsana Capital Prtnrs Lp has invested 5.47% in Autodesk, Inc. Ellington Mgmt Group Incorporated Ltd holds 0.02% or 29,500 shares. The Average Volume of the company is 4.1 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 25.93, while Forward P/E ratio is 17.6. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. The Firm focuses on three main therapy areas: Oncology, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease (CVMD) and Respiratory, while selectively pursuing therapies in Autoimmunity, Infection and Neuroscience.

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