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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) which is in the industry Drug Manufacturers – Major, gaining 2.18% today. In the last week its performance is 0.79%, and 13.01% for the past quarter. Currently, AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has a target price of 35.5, so today’s gain of 2.18% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.47%.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), has a market cap of 171244.72, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 12.20%.

At the current price of 33.31, it has a dividend yield of 2.70%, and its target price is 35.5. This is with a profit margin of 9.20%, and total debt/equity of 1.3. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has a P/E of 37.94, as well as a forward P/E of 12.43.

With a current EPS of 0.88, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at -9.76%,AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -16.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be -1.00%.

Performance for the year is 8.09%. Since its IPO date on 5/17/1993, the total performance to date is 2.64%.

Volume today for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), is 3625000, while its average volume is 6131.68. Whilst the total gain today was 2.18%, it did have a day high of -3.67%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.04%, and 1.25% for the month. The 52-week low for AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has been 25.16%, while the 52-week-high has reached -3.67%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 11.50%, and its return on assets is 3.70%. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has an operating margin of 15.00%. With a sales growth of -11.20% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that AstraZeneca PLC, AZN is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.22, and has a current ratio of 0.9 and 0.8 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of AstraZeneca PLC? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 7.12, along with a P/B of 6.23. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 36.86.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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