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Morning Trending Tickers: AstraZeneca PLC (AZN)

Today’s top gainers include the company AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) which is in the industry Drug Manufacturers – Major, gaining 0.47% today. In the last week its performance is -2.04%, and 11.76% for the past quarter. Currently, AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has a target price of 34.12, so today’s gain of 0.47% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.38%.

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), has a market cap of 86.3 B, and is based in United Kingdom. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 14.80%.

At the current price of 34.27, it has a dividend yield of 5.57%, and its target price is 34.12. This is with a profit margin of 15.20%, and total debt/equity of 1.34. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has a P/E of 25.47, as well as a forward P/E of 17.29.

With a current EPS of 1.34, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 6.08%,AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -17.60%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 7.30%.

Performance for the year is 24.63%. Since its IPO date on 5/17/1993, the total performance to date is 24.85%.

Volume today for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN), is 14007, while its average volume is 4118.62. Whilst the total gain today was 0.47%, it did have a day high of -2.84%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.08%, and 1.02% for the month. The 52-week low for AstraZeneca PLC, AZN has been 34.13%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.84%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 15.00%, and its return on assets is 5.40%. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has an operating margin of 21.40%. With a sales growth of -11.60% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that AstraZeneca PLC, AZN is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 1.12, and has a current ratio of 0.8 and 0.6 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of AstraZeneca PLC? Well its PEG is 3.49, and the P/S is 3.87, along with a P/B of 6.65. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 23.59.

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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