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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 1.76% today. In the last week its performance is 0.48%, and 3.66% for the past quarter. Currently, AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has a target price of 36.09, so today’s gain of 1.76% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 2.15%.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), has a market cap of 79113.1, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 12.30%.

At the current price of 31.27, it has a dividend yield of 2.88%, and its target price is 36.09. 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 35.62, as well as a forward P/E of 11.62.

With a current EPS of 0.88, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at -18.74%,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 1.59%. Since its IPO date on 5/17/1993, the total performance to date is -3.64%.

Volume today for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), is 3918600, while its average volume is 5667.16. Whilst the total gain today was 1.76%, it did have a day high of -9.39%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.51%, and 1.35% for the month. The 52-week low for AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has been 17.49%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.57%.

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 3.29, along with a P/B of 5.84. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 17.03.

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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