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How has AstraZeneca PLC:(NYSE:AZN) performed recently?

AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 86551.3. It is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 29.62, a forward P/E of 15.2 and EPS of 1.16. At a stock price of 34.04 (-0.50%) it has a dividend yield of 5.55%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -16.70%, more recently this last year it has grown by 128.90%. The next year growth is going to be about -4.50% and more long-term -1.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -100.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -5.80% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -11.20%.

For performance, AstraZeneca PLC the past week has seen a gain of 10.68%. For the last month performance for AstraZeneca PLC is 12.46%. While the last quarter is 18.29% and half year, 9.34%. Finally for the year, performance is 5.45%.

The 52-week high for AstraZeneca PLC, is at -0.90%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 26.21%. The 20-day simple moving average is 13.83% and 12.75% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.54%, and for the month it is 1.58%. AstraZeneca PLC, has a target price of 34.88.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.22, and for total debt/equity AstraZeneca PLC has 1.3. The gross margin is 82.80%, while operating margin is 14.50%, the profit margin is 9.00%. The current ratio is 0.9 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 11.00%. AstraZeneca PLC has a payout ratio of 159.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 2530. The shares float is 2503.73, with the float short at 1.02%, with short ratio coming to 4.43.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see AstraZeneca PLC, get 3.70%, with its returns on investment at 11.50%. Return on equity is 13.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 34.88, reached soon?

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