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Today’s Large Cap Details for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN) of Drug Manufacturers – Major

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 81.57 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for AstraZeneca PLC is 32.76 (with a change from open of -0.46%), this in conjunction with a target price of *TBA. Volume today has so far reached 548499, with an average volume of about 4233.46. The GAP for this stock, is 1.61%.

The P/E ratio is 24.19, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 16.96. The current EPS for AstraZeneca PLC, is 1.34, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 23.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 18.56%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for AstraZeneca PLC, EPS is looking like it will grow 2.96% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.30%. Quarter over quarter is -16.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -11.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -17.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -7.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 14.90%. Shares outstanding is 2518.42, while shares float is at a value of 2503.74. Float short for AstraZeneca PLC is 1.09% and the short ratio is 6.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.12, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.34. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.8, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 82.70% and their operating margin is 21.40%. The profit margin is 15.20%.

AstraZeneca PLC has seen returns on assets of 5.40%, and on investment, 15.00%. Return on equity is 24.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.31. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.66, with Price/book ratio coming to 6.31 and Price/cash is 22.29, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -4.10% and 8.28% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.98% and the 52 week low is 28.22%.

AstraZeneca PLC has a dividend yield of 5.87%, with a current price of 32.76. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 102.70%. This is in an industry, Drug Manufacturers – Major, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. AstraZeneca PLC is based in United Kingdom.

Performance in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry means that AstraZeneca PLC has seen performance for the past week of -3.72%, with performance for the month coming to -5.26%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 7.47%, and for the half year the performance is 7.39%. Volatility for this week is 1.97% and for the month this is 1.28%.


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