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Is AstraZeneca PLC(NYSE: AZN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/17/1993. AstraZeneca PLC is in the Drug Manufacturers – Major industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for AstraZeneca PLC, is 5648.95, and so far today it has a volume of 4682273. Performance year to date since the 5/17/1993 is 3.81%.

To help you determine whether AstraZeneca PLC is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.56 and forward P/E is 15.17. PEG perhaps more useful shows that AstraZeneca PLC has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 3.49 and the P/B ratio is 6.38. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 18.59 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price AstraZeneca PLC is trading at, 33.92 (-0.64% today), AstraZeneca PLC has a dividend yield of 5.57%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 159.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.16, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -4.50% after growing 128.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -100.40%, and -11.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2530, and the number of shares float is 2503.73. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 11.00%. The float short is 1.02%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.51. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.70%, and also a return on investment of 11.50%.

The ability for AstraZeneca PLC, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.9, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 1.22 and total debt/equity is 1.3. In terms of margins, AstraZeneca PLC has a gross margin of 82.80%, with its operating margin at 14.50%, and AstraZeneca PLC has a profit margin of 9.00%.

The 52 week high is -1.25%, with 25.77% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 14.27% and the 200 day simple moving average is 12.47%.

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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